Without saying a word, a mysterious man in black clutching a semi-automatic pistol opened fire on a California bar packed with college students celebrating “country night” Wednesday — claiming the lives of at least 12 patrons, including a veteran sheriff’s sergeant nearing retirement, before officers found the gunman dead.
Hundreds of people — including students from California Lutheran University, private Christian school Pepperdine University and California State University Channel Islands — were inside Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., for the country music event when shots suddenly rang out at about 11:20 p.m., Ventura County police said. Deputies and highway patrolmen arrived at the bar within minutes of receiving multiple 911 calls and began assessing the grim, gruesome situation, Sheriff Geoff Dean said during an early Thursday press conference. FOX NEWS
” I was on the dance floor when she heard gunshots. I turned to see a tzaller man with a gun shooting multiple people. We all just kind of froze for a second. And then everyone booked it and dove to the floor. After the first round, it was quiet for about five seconds. And then some guys that were next to me on the floor got up and started sprinting to the back door and yelled at everyone, ‘Get up! Run! He’s coming!
People rushed for the door all at once, and I was caught in a “dogpile” the floor and tramped by several fleeing people. I tried to get up, I was struck in the head by a bar stool that someone had thrown at a window.
At that moment, I didn’t know whether I was going to be able to get up or not, and if that guy was really coming, what was going to happen to me. I was thinking that I’d go under a table until this man came up from behind me and grabbed me by the waist and pulled me up, and he told me, ‘Run! Get Out! Let’s go!
I was born into a military family and I have been around guns my entire life, and the gunman “looked like he knew what he was doing.”
He had practiced. He had been shooting before, the weapon used as a black semi-automatic pistol.” ~ Witness Teylor Whittler, 19
Let that sink in for a moment, a 19 year old just minutes before interview was in a “mass shooting” where people were killed around her and yet she can provide extreme details and “knows” the shooter was trained and knew what he was doing.” That does not pass my sniff test in the least.
I have been fully briefed on the terrible shooting in California. Law Enforcement and First Responders, together with the FBI, are on scene. 13 people, at this time, have been reported dead. Likewise, the shooter is dead, along with the first police officer to enter the bar….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2018
Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, a veteran of 29 years, arrived first on the scene and immediately entered the bar with a patrolman after hearing gunfire. But as the two made their way inside, Helus was shot several times. The patrolmen pulled the deputy from the line of fire, and Helus was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead early Thursday.
“Ron was a hardworking dedicated sheriff sergeant, He was totally committed. He gave his all. And tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero because he went in to save lives. To save other people.”
The gunman as wearing all black clothes, a black baseball cap and a ski mask-type item partially covering his face.
Police said at least 30 shots were fired and the gunman, armed with a .45-caliber handgun, used a smoke device to disorient and confuse his targets.
As news of the mass shooting at a California bar unfolded, several Democrats promised to use their new majority in the House to address gun violence.
A man clad in black clutching a semi-automatic pistol opened fire inside Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, late Wednesday night, killing at least 12 people, including a veteran sheriff’s sergeant nearing retirement. The gunman was also found dead inside the bar, although it’s unclear how he died.
It’s heartbreaking to wake up to another mass shooting—this one at a nightclub in California. Twelve people died last night, including an officer. This is horrific! Dems have the House in January, and we are ready to take action to #EndGunViolence. https://t.co/be3URsAx6A
— Rep. Donald Payne Jr (@RepDonaldPayne) November 8, 2018
11 people at a bar to have a good time and listen to music.
1 law enforcement officer.
They didn’t make it home after another mass shooting. https://t.co/TOuahrMUQg
— Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) November 8, 2018
We are again waking up to news of another mass shooting in America. Our hearts go to the victims, their families and first responders.
This cannot keep happening. Congress has a responsibility to act. We have a responsibility to keep Americans safe. We are failing them. https://t.co/ebRq87mRSx
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) November 8, 2018
Florida Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat, said his party “will take up comprehensive, nation-wide reforms, but we can’t make our communities safer if we don’t do this together.”
“We need both parties to recognize that this shouldn’t be normal,” Deutch said.
Welcome to the Nightmare that is the Democratic mindset and if you think your state, your county is safe from these anti-constitutional laws, then you better look again. They are already discussing pushing anti-firearm laws nation-wide.
THIS is a bill that passed Tuesday and the Democrats stated they want this coast-to-coast, now all of a sudden we have a shooting at a country music venue and Dems wasted no time in lashing out gun control. I am here to tell you that most of the mass shootings are the democratic dogs killing civilians so they can get their firearm bans. Do you agree with me?
Ian David Long, 28, was identified by police Thursday morning as the gunman who killed 12 people in a California bar shooting the night before. He was known to law enforcement after police were called to his home in April.
Long, who was in the U.S. Marines Corp, was wearing black and armed with a .45-caliber handgun with an extended magazine when he opened fire on a California bar packed with college students celebrating “country night” Wednesday — claiming the lives of at least 12 patrons, including a veteran sheriff’s sergeant nearing retirement, before officers found the gunman dead.
Here we go, mainstream media is going to go on a full feeding frenzy and the truth will never be known.
FYI- California has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.