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Shots fired at veterans’ home in northern California.
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Quote:Shots fired at veterans’ home in northern California.

'One of the largest veterans' homes in the country was on lockdown Friday afternoon after
reports of shots fired and a hostage situation.

Authorities were "on scene and in control" at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville,
California, according to a spokeswoman for the state Department of Veterans Affairs.

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"We have activated our emergency response protocol and are cooperating with law
enforcement," the department said in a Facebook post.
There were no reported injuries, a Napa County Fire spokesman said.

The 600-acre campus opened in 1984 and is home to about 1,000 residents, according to
CalVet -including veterans of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm,
and the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

The facility is just north of Napa, a popular tourist destination known for its wine vineyards.
This is a developing news story...'
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A sad update to this incident.

Quote:California veterans' home becomes site of fatal shooting.

'Three people and their attacker have been killed during a hostage situation at a California veterans' home.
The facility in Yountville was the scene of an hours-long police standoff on Friday after a man entered the
building with a rifle.

A police spokesman said officers discovered three dead women alongside the gunman shortly before
18:00 local time (02:00 GMT). The three women are understood to have been employees at the centre.

The identity of the gunman has not been released, and it is not yet known if he had any relationship to any
of the victims.

"This is a tragic piece of news -one we were really hoping we wouldn't have to come before the public to give,"
said California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Chris Childs. He said the local deputy who was first on the scene
"put himself in harm's way... and exchanged initial gunfire with the suspect."

"We credit him with saving the lives of others in the area by eliminating the ability of the suspect to go out and
find further victims." The veterans' home is one of the largest in the United States, housing about 1,000 veterans
who served in the US military in a number of conflicts as far back as World War Two.

It is situated in the Napa Valley wine region, north of San Francisco...'
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This is sad, so so sad. Please try to keep us updated about this
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This is impossible. It has to be fake news. You see, California has the strictest gun control laws in the nation, and we all know that when tragedy strikes, those laws are passed so that tragedy absolutely cannot strike again, and that laws are absolute and work every time. "Assault weapons" are illegal in California, banned. So are magazines which hold over 10 rounds. Because those laws are in place, an occurrence such as the one reported absolutely cannot have taken place.

This is utterly impossible.

I do hope that the gentleman pulling the trigger was not using an assault rifle or "high capacity" magazine while shooting these people, as either of those things would make his actions in prosecuting a massacre against folk illegal. He could be subject to heavy fines and/or imprisonment for using such items to kill folk.

Wait! Isn't killing folks illegal in most jurisdictions already? Maybe, just maybe, folks who kill folks are already intending to break a law? IF they are, what is to prevent them from breaking a few more laws along the way? Maybe legislators haven't thought this through logically.

I know! let's pass ANOTHER law! That'll keep it from happening again, fer shure!
" I don't mind killin' a man in a fair fight... or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight... or if there's money involved... or a woman... "

 - Jayne Cobb, Hero of Canton
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(03-11-2018, 07:35 PM)Ninurta Wrote: ...You see, California has the strictest gun control laws in the nation, and we all know that when tragedy strikes, those laws are passed so that tragedy absolutely cannot strike again...

There's a conspiracy theory that bad people don't follow laws, but it's just a crazy theory!
tinywondering
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(03-11-2018, 09:48 PM)BIAD Wrote:
(03-11-2018, 07:35 PM)Ninurta Wrote: ...You see, California has the strictest gun control laws in the nation, and we all know that when tragedy strikes, those laws are passed so that tragedy absolutely cannot strike again...

There's a conspiracy theory that bad people don't follow laws, but it's just a crazy theory!
tinywondering

I just have to ask this - of what use is passing law if only honest folk obey them? Wouldn't that just create a super class of honest and law-abiding - and unarmed - victims? Doesn't that mean that "the law" is of no real use to anyone but criminals, who benefit greatly from the inability of their intended victims to shoot back?

Logic can be your friend, but it seems that legislators have abandoned logic in favor of something called "the vote", and that voters voting for them probably never got acquainted with logic in the first place... and these are the dumbasses trying to rule MY roost? It boggles the mind!


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" I don't mind killin' a man in a fair fight... or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight... or if there's money involved... or a woman... "

 - Jayne Cobb, Hero of Canton
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