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Old 07-29-2019, 08:42 AM
 
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Legan, the shooter, in a post suggested we read "Might Is Right" by Redbeard. That book is a classic manifesto advocating white supremacy and far right dogma.

So our shooter is yet another right wing extremist/terrorist. One has to wonder if Donald Trump's increasingly inflammatory racist language helped push Legan over the edge.

 
Old 07-29-2019, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Some Beach... Somewhere...
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We have a problem with people getting shot and killed as if they are in a war zone! Can't take our children out anymore because we are providing the enemy (criminals) with unlimited access to guns and ammunition.
But Kalifornia already has the most draconian gun laws. Recently it became even more difficult to buy even ammunition there. Maybe just a few more laws will solve this?

In this instance, I blame the garlic. That connection needs to be examined.

Or maybe it was the Russians!
 
Old 07-29-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Right wing loves to invent stuff. Would wait for verification before stating this was gang related.

Statistically likely to be an angry white male, possibly with right wing tendencies.

I wonder if we will get anything more than "thoughts and prayers" from the pro gun right this time.

Even a 6 year old was killed https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/29/us/gi...ims/index.html
This is about an hour south of us. Why are folks elsewhere trying to score some political or cultural points on this tragedy?
 
Old 07-29-2019, 08:45 AM
 
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Can anyone explain his tweet, "Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white *****?"

As "mestizo" refers to a person of mixed European and American Indian ancestry and I think that "Silicon Valley white *****" would refer to affluent and educated white people, I would think that he disliked a wide range of people. Maybe I'm wrong in my interpretation of the post?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mestizo

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Old 07-29-2019, 08:56 AM
 
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Can anyone explain his tweet, "Why overcrowd town and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white *****?"

He hates Silicon Valley white tw*** because most of them are liberals. His hate for "mestizos" is just a code word for Hispanics. Legan is a right wing extremist/terrorist.
 
Old 07-29-2019, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Florida
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An Italian/Iranian, that's quite the ethnic mix.
It would be hard to tell an Italian from an Iranian since both are white.

Sounds like this guy had links to white nationalist groups.
 
Old 07-29-2019, 09:13 AM
 
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Conservatives want to deflect away from Gilroy because the shooter is a right wing extremist/terrorist, so they try to hijack the thread.
Just pointing to media bias. They ignore where most of the shooting happens and blow up a story like this one.
 
Old 07-29-2019, 09:13 AM
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Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Can anyone explain his tweet, "Why overcrowd town and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white *****?"

As "mestizo" refers to a person of mixed European and American Indian ancestry, I would think that "Silicon Valley white *****" would refer to affluent and educated white people, I would think that he disliked a wide range of people. Maybe I'm wrong in my interpretation of the post?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mestizo
I interpret it as you do. But if you substitute Silicon Valley with liberals, as many people do, does the picture become clearer?
 
Old 07-29-2019, 09:23 AM
 
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Perfect timing! Our local paper just announced the annual Garlic Festival Labor Day Weekend at Shawnee Mountain, Pa. Husband and I go every year because he loves garlic. Since this place borders NJ, we see a lot of cars from NJ and NY. Guess those folks living in "Gun Free STATES" won't be armed, and crossing State lines with their guns.

PA. is fairly lenient far as guns laws go; even allows Open Carry, although frowned on. Only people I have seen carrying guns is during Hunting Season across the road from me at State Game Lands.

Husband owns and has a CCW. Guess he should carry to the Garlic Festival? To quote him recently and hear this gun advocats, "I know my limitations". LAW ABIDING, 70 year old with Parkinson's. At the very least in a mass shooting, he would probably ending up shooting himself in the foot before he shot any mass shooter. But aren't guns supposed to be the Great Equalizer? Never saw a sign "No Guns Allowed" at this Garlic Festival.

Does the gun carrying torch now fall to ME for protection? ROLF Not happening. So I suppose if we are involved in some mass shooting, we DESERVE to be shot because I refuse to know how to shoot a gun with nothing to do the Gun Laws, or Gun Free Zones.

I seem to be reading between the lines of what some are saying on this thread. If you have the choice, not these State gun laws , and don't arm yourself, you deserve to to killed.
 
Old 07-29-2019, 09:29 AM
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We have a problem with people getting shot and killed as if they are in a war zone! Can't take our children out anymore because we are providing the enemy (criminals) with unlimited access to guns and ammunition.
So restricting access to guns and ammo from responsible citizens is the answer? Even though the right is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights?

I believe the cops know where most of the criminals are and where most of the illegal guns are. I would rather any further actions on guns be directed at criminals.
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