I still know very little. A gun-nut opened fire at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, OR, a few mile away. The shooter is dead. One student is dead. Neither has been identified and we know nothing about the what motivated the perpetrator. One teacher was wounded, but was treated at the scene. By the time I post this, we will probably have more info.
Update: The victim is 14-year-old freshman Emilio Hoffman. The shooter, an apparent suicide, has still not been identified. He uses an assault weapon: an AR-15.
Tuesday morning's fatal shooting at Reynolds High School is the 74th shooting on an American school campus since a lone gunman's attack on Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012.
The 73rd shooting, according to the group, was last week's shooting at Seattle Pacific University, which claimed the life of a 19-year-old Westview High School graduate.
"We continue to keep it updated," said Stacey Radnor, a spokeswoman for the organization…
Inserted from <The Oregonian>
I feel a bit stunned. It hits home harder when it’s local. But the list above makes it crystal clear that it’s local if far too many places. Gun violence in schools has become epidemic.
From the right, the Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise, seems to care only about demeaning the people who want responsible laws passed.
Fox News resident psychiatrist and Medical A-Team member Dr. Keith Ablow used an active shooting situation at an Oregon high school to pre-emptively attack “anti-gun nuts” for wanting to talk about gun saftey laws.
As the news was breaking of a shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale that reportedly left at least one person dead, Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle asked Ablow to talk about what could have led to the shooting…
Inserted from <Raw Story>
Dr. (using that term MOST loosely) Ablow failed to mention that the reason that the mental health delivery system is so shoddy in this country is that Republicans keep cutting the funding to the agencies that provide those services. However, all he cared about was labeling reformers as “anti gun-nuts”.
Good gun reform will not solve the problem of school-shootings. No single thing will, since our culture is dysfunctional in so many ways, but if common sense gun reform laws, like closing the gun show loophole, will save the life of one child, wouldn’t it be worth it?
As for Faux Noise and Republican Ammosexuals. they can take a long flying frack off a short pier!