Santa Fe, TX

Yes, there’s been another school shooting. I’m not bothering to link to any of the stories yet, because the accounts are all still the “let’s run anything just to scoop the competition; screw accuracy” media phase. Various accounts have one shooter, two shooters, one suspect in custody, two suspects in custody, one suspect in custody and one person of interest detained, definite explosives, possible explosives, no explosives, the suspect(s) are both students, the shooter was a former student, and so on and so forth. Casualties are anywhere from 3 to ten or more dead, maybe more injured, some not by gunfire.

Most reports say the shooter wore a trenchcoat, so clearly those need to be banned.

A few reports which described the firearm at all refer to it as a “sawed-off shotgun,” which between distraught witnesses and authorized urinalists could mean anything: a short-barrel shotgun, a straight from the factory 18″ barrel, a pistol gripped weapon, or a cut down stock. Who knows yet?

One witness was fairly specific about the shooter: a former student (sophomore or junior) was always wore a trenchcoat and was “weird.” Let’s roll with some speculation on that:

Prediction, when facts settle out: Shooter was known to have mental health issues, probably with threats or acts of violence. I’m guessing SSRIs involved. People warned about him. He may have been suspended or expelled. But not arrested. He’ll be under-age to lawfully purchase a weapon. The weapon unlawfully possessed was unlawfully concealed. Murder, of course, is also unlawful.

Again, that’s idle speculation based on one witness statement to a reporter. We’ll see.

Prediction 2: The weapon will be an “assault weapon” in three… two… one…

The one thing we “know” — based on leftosphere screeching — is that this was a planned terrorist attack conducted by the NRA. I have a low opinion of the NRA, but that strikes even me as unlikely.

Update:

Another Anti-Gun Protest

When I first heard about this one, I thought it was a little odd. One person shot… in the ankle? I figured some wanna-be thug was showing off his pistol and had an ND. Seemed reasonable, as one shot was initially reported, with the shooter immediately in custody.

1 student injured in Florida high school shooting; suspect in custody, officials say
[Chumbucket] faces eight charges, including terrorism, aggravated assault with a firearm, culpable negligence, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm on school property, possession of short-barreled shotgun, interference in a school function and armed trespassing on school property.

Good thing all those gun control laws stopped…

Um. Wait.

Oh well.

On the bright side, since this wasn’t Coward County, the school resource officer actually… acted, reportedly getting the suspect in custody within three minutes of the shooting.

But I wonder about this guy’s motive.

[Bucket O’Chum] claimed he bought his shotgun a week after the school shooting in Parkland, before the legal limit was changed to 21, in a private sale without any background check, from someone he met online.

“Do you feel sorry? Do you feel remorseful?” WESH 2 News asked Bouche.

“Yeah. That’s why I put down the gun. I could’ve kept going,” he said.

He makes a point of hitting every high point the anti-rights crowd harps on?

Under 21? Check.
Online sale? Check.
No background check? Umm… check.

And he claims he wasn’t trying to shoot anyone.

When one reporter asked if Bouche was “trying to shoot someone,” he shook his head.

“I shot through the door,” he said. “I didn’t see anyone.”

By the time he stepped out of the bathroom, [Asshole] said he was overcome with a “disgusting feeling,” and fired the shotgun at the bottom of a locked classroom door before hearing someone scream.

[Chum], who said he “could’ve kept going,” threw down the gun and surrendered to a teacher.

And he picked the day of the planned anti-gun walkout, the anniversary of a notorious school shooting. He fired what he expected to be harmless shots, then put the gun down, and surrendered.

Sounds to me like a left-wing, anti-gun loonie who wanted to make an anti-gun point, to further the victim disarmament cause.

And I want to be sure this point is out there:

“I got a sawed off shotgun…”

Not “I got a shotgun and sawed it off.” He obtained a sawn down firearm. That makes the unregistered transfer of an NFA firearm illegal from the start. SO of course he didn’t go through a background check. How many criminals do?

Ah, and here’s something I wondered about.

He dreamed of joining the U.S. Marine Corps to get away from the chaos around him, [the bastard] said, but that hope was dashed after, at age 14, he was evaluated for mental health issues under the Baker Act. He said he is not mentally ill.

A prohibited person.

So lessee… A person prohibited from possessing a firearm under current law, illegally purchased a sawed-off shotgun in violation of existing law, unlawfully concealed (current law) it, and took it to a school already “gun-free” under current law, and shot someone (also already illegal).

Just wanted to be clear on that.