Thursday, February 28, 2008

L.A. Mass Shooting, Gun-Free Zone

Another badguy fires into a crowd of innocents. Today, in Los Angeles.

A gunman fired into a crowd of children and adults at a South Los Angeles bus stop Wednesday, wounding eight, authorities said. Three girls, ages 10 to 12, and a woman were in critical condition.

The police didn't happen to be right at the scene, so nobody was able to stop the badguy.

The gunman ran away, and streets in the area were shut down as numerous police officers rushed in.

L.A. doesn't like to give trained law-abiding citizens any concealed carry licenses for handguns. L.A. is a pretty much a gun-free zone. In this case, it was the *usual* gun-free zone, another school -- just outside.

Ezequiel Cornejo, 23, a tire mechanic, said he heard about 10 gunshots, probably from a handgun, just after neighborhood schools let out.

"After that I saw a little girl running, she was running back to the school, she was holding her arm," he said.

And, it being a gun-free zone, the badguy did his shooting in broad daylight.

The shooting occurred around 3:15 p.m. at Central and Vernon avenues.

Once again, the shooting didn't happen where there were a lot of guns: not in a police station, a military base, a gun store, a gun show, a shooting range, or a donut shop.

So, what is it that makes gun-free zones so attractive?

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