Funny how handily it works out for the gunbanners, isn't it? ...I don't have a good enough tinfoil chapeau or even a copy of The Manchurian Candidate to enable my suggesting it's too convenient, but sheesh.
Still, incompetent attempted mass-shooter is incompetent; with his "extra-deadly" "assault weapon," probably with a more-that-10-round "clip" and reports of over a dozen shots fired, he killed two people, possibly had some kind of a jam, and then shot himself. A bad outcome but one that could have been much worse. --And an outcome that could have happened had he been carrying, oh, three Revolutionary War-type muzzleloaders. Or a bolt-action deer-rifle. Or a trap-door Springfield. And a good thing he didn't just show up with a box of home-made Molotov cocktails (bottles, inflammable liquid, rags -- no background check, no waiting period, widely available) and a lighter, hey?
Count on this crime being used in yet another attempt to ban scary black rifles that look like the selective-fire ones used by the military and police. 'Cos we all know it's just the wicked gun causes the crime and not the twisted criminal yanking the trigger, right?
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