There was a mass shooting in Colorado Springs over the weekend, a city frequently in the news for gun accidents. 33-year-old Noah Harpham took his AR-15 and opened fire in a rampage that killed three people before police gunned him down.
If only this could have been prevented somehow. From the Denver Post:
Bettis said she recognized the gunman as her neighbor — whom she didn’t know by name — and that before the initial slaying she saw him roaming outside with a rifle. She called 911 to report the man, but a dispatcher explained that Colorado has an open carry law that allows public handling of firearms.
What have we been saying, people? Open carry or open fire: you can’t know until it’s too fucking late!
Slow clap, gun lobby. You’ve got blood on your hands.