There has been a rash of shootings and mass attacks in America over the past several years. People who are angry with others because they have not fulfilled their expectation. These killers were thinking that they should be more or have more, and find that they are only able to relieve their suffering by hurting others. These shootings have convinced some that firearms are the problem. These shortsighted people think that if we remove the weapon from the murderer that they will not kill. But they kill not because of means and opportunity, they kill because they are killers.
And in the aftershock of the shooting in Colorado Springs last week, we find ourselves reporting another. Once again, we find that there are those who wish to have attention through the pain of others.
There were initial reports of at least 20 victims down amid an active shooter incident at a center for people with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino late Wednesday morning, according to a police official.
This means that we will be faced with another round of speculation and dread. Once again we wonder why someone would sink to such a level of depravity. This time, it seems that the shooter was neither a lone nut or alone.
As many as 30 hostages were seen coming out of the building where the event occurred minutes after the first call went in to police around 11 a.m. local time. Witnesses said three men in masks and body armor stormed the crowded building and opened fire, with one shooting people in a conference room where a Christmas party was taking place, according to the Los Angeles Times. Local Fox affiliate KTTV initially reported that at least 12 fatalities may have occurred inside the building, which was surrounded by authorities, just before noon local time. The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were responding to the scene, some 60 miles east of Los Angeles.
There may be more involved than just a disgruntled employee or jilted lover. This seemed organized and planned. These three assailants were dressed in body armor. They were masked and heavily armed. They were not there to die to show the world their power, intelligence and bravery. They were there to kill and escape.
Police were searching for a black GMC Yukon, and witnesses reported seeing one nearby, possibly with a mask-wearing occupant. Glenn Willwerth, who was near enough to the scene to hear shots being fired, told Fox News he saw the black SUV leaving afterward, driving slowly and deliberately.
What if this was an attack by Muslim terrorists? Will Obama come out and ask that we turn in our guns? Will he say that we would be safer if we were all just unarmed? Will he tell us that the terrorist group is contained? Or, will he look to blame this attack on a domestic group, much like Planned Parenthood did?
Whatever we find to be true about this tragedy, you can bet there will be more than enough political capital to be gained. And you can bet that the progressives will gather all they can.