Considering the MSM, this isn’t a terribly anti-gun article. At the only gun shop in Thousand Oaks, fearful residents decide it’s time to buy a gun.
I stopped writing about mass shootings, because immediately after an event it is all speculation. Well, that and the Democrats doing the Gun-control Dance. But this article had some information that I find interesting.
Overall this is an interview with a gun-store owner and some of his customers on a given day. With a few quotes from a guy who runs training at a nearby range.
As new customers cycled through the store, the constant chatter—besides general expressions of hatred for the shooter—was about the six unarmed, off-duty law enforcement officers who were reportedly at the bar during the shooting. Their lack of weapons was a presumed consequence of a California law barring firearms in bars.
Six members of law-enforcement disarmed for everyone’s protection by the Democratic legislature/governor of California. How’s that working out for you?
The other piece of info that is completely expected – the neighbors are shocked to discover that they do live in the Real World™ where crime can, and sometimes does, happen.
Residents have long regarded this city as a serene little community forty miles away from the crime and blight of Los Angeles. But the shooting this week drove home a creeping feeling that the outside world is encroaching on Thousand Oaks.
The guy from the training center had a few words about the “closeted, gun-owning liberals” who would NEVER admit to being an evil gun-owner to their liberal friends. Because gun-owners are evil in the eyes of the liberals.
The reporter ends with a quote from a 12-year-old (who wasn’t in the store, but was skating around the parking lot).
He chimed in with his opinion on gun control. “No matter how hard they make it to get a gun, they’re going to get one,” Ethan said. “I’m a kid and I don’t know anything but I know that.”