Another Day, Another Horrible Shooting In America

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Today it was in Lafayette, La. at The Grand movie theater, where over 100 people were peacefully enjoying Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck,” when out of nowhere, gunfire erupted killing three and wounding seven more.

From ABC News:

“We heard a loud pop we thought was a firecracker,” witness Katie Domingue told the Daily Advertiser, according to the AP. She said a man shot down into the theater. “He wasn’t saying anything. I didn’t hear anybody screaming either,” Domingue said, according to the AP.

When police arrived, they heard shooting, [Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft] said. The shooting was contained to one theater, according to Craft.

The identity of the shooter is known but is not being released, Craft said. The shooter was described as a man in his 50s, Craft said. The motive for the shooting remained unclear.

Gov. Bobby Jindal, who arrived in Lafayette tonight, called the shooting a seemingly random act of violence at a news conference.

“Whenever we see these or hear about these senseless acts of violence, it makes us both furious and sad at the same time,” Jindal said.

Yes… another random shooting.

All these shootings are SOOO random (*30,000 Americans die every year from gun violence*).

Definitely just a totally isolated incident (*Americans are 20 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than people in other developed countries*).

Can’t imagine anything like this happening anywhere else in our country (*There have been over 200 mass shootings in America in 2015*).

If only we knew how to prevent stuff like this (*Stop electing politicians who are owned by the NRA*).

Wanna do something? Start by checking out Americans for Responsible Solutions, launched by Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, herself a victim of a mass shooting, and her husband, Navy combat veteran and NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly.

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UPDATE: So it turns out the shooter, who was one of the three killed when he shot himself as police entered the theater, had all the warning flags of someone who should never, ever be able to legally own a gun. But guess what… HE DID! cuz this is Murica and we ain’t gon’ let that Commie Barack HUSSEIN Obama just come ‘long ‘n’ take’r guns!!

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