Orange County Shooting Spree: Several People Dead After 25-Minute Ordeal, Police In California Say

Orange County Shooting Spree: Several People Dead After 25-Minute Ordeal, Police In California Say.

As the debate over gun control heats up between second amendment protectors and gun control supporters, another shooting has happened in California just days after a young girl was shot after attending Obama’s speech about gun violence in Chicago. Is there really a debate when it comes to protecting the people who live in any country? Compromises will have to be made in order to fix the growing gun violence problem which is only one of several problems the government needs to fix. Whether in favor of gun control or not, these shootings should be few to non existent with the appropriate gun measure put into place.

A woman in Tustin, California just 35 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, was shot to death in her home Tuesday by a young man who then went on a carjacking shooting spree across Orange Country killing two more people and wounding three others before killing himself. According to Tustin Lt. Paul Garaven, many were shot out but no one was hurt. The motives of the shooter were unknown and could only be described as in his 20s. The connection between the victims and shooter are unclear at this time said Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino. The shooting happened at 4:45 a.m. when a call came in about a woman shot multiple times in a house in Ladera Ranch about 55 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Several shootings occurred over the next hour at other locations including a carjacking on interstate 5 which left the carjacking victim uninjured and left an innocent bystander shot and taken to the hospital. The gunman also fired at several other vehicles on the freeway. The gunman soon ran out of gas in the pick up truck he carjacked, so he then stopped on Route 55 and McFadden Avenue in Santa Ana and executed another victim before taking the man’s BMW. The shooter then drove to a Tustin business and carjacked a utility type pickup after wounding one person and killing another. When officers tried to stop him in the city of Orange he got out of the vehicle and killed himself. The southbound 55 McFadden Avenue off ramp was closed til further notice.

San Francisco Gun Show Draws Huge Crowds Fearful Of Looming Gun Control Measures

San Francisco Gun Show Draws Huge Crowds Fearful Of Looming Gun Control Measures.

Daly City, south of San Francisco, saw a record number of gun enthusiast at the Cow Palace gun show this weekend because of concerns over stricter gun laws being put into place making it harder to get them. No one could walk away with a gun, but still an estimated 10,000 people packed the place on Saturday for the annual Crossroads of the West gun show. The increase interest in buying guns comes after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that claimed 26 lives and has increased dramatically around the nation.

California has some of the strictest gun laws in the United states requiring background checks, licensing of gun dealers, 10-day waiting periods, required written tests for all gun owners, recording of all firearm sales, handgun micro-stamping and a limiting each individual to one handgun purchase per month. Since the Sandy Hook shooting, gun shows have been increasingly criticized by locals and some towns are trying to block these gun shows form operating in their town.