Posted by may, a resident of the Canyon Meadows neighborhood, on May 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm
I've been wondering the same thing. The silence has led me to believe it was a murder/suicide since there seems to be no urgency in updating the public which I think they would have done if it were anyone else just as a safety thing if they thought there was a murderer walking among us. Very sad situation and I am praying for the family. I do hope PPD provides an update soon. You can't help but wonder since this happened so very close to home.
Posted by Don, a resident of the Bridle Creek neighborhood, on May 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm
Whatever happens, its important that all you geniuses who want to blame matters on guns remember something: Guns don't kill people, people do. Its just as easy to strangle someone with your own hands than to shoot them. And, also, think about all the accidental stranglings that far outnumber accidental shootings. Just think about it, geniuses.
Posted by anon, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 21, 2012 at 12:11 pm
It is not "just as easy to strangle someone with your hands as it is to shoot them with a gun". Strangulation requires personal contact, and the possiblity that the victim could defend themself. With a gun, the aggressor could be any size, small or large, against a victim or multiple victims, of any size, small or large, and win with a shot. Just like you don't bring a knife to a gun fight, you don't bring your bare hands to a gun fight either. And to the contrary of all the movies and tv shows that depict otherwise, once you are shot, you aren't in a fighting mode any more.
Also, unless you are a regular handler of weapons, whether in your job or as a hobby where you train for hours, most people who own guns wouldn't be able to access it and use it fast enough to shoot or disarm an assalaint anyways. If you keep a loaded gun in your nightstand drawer (hoping you have no children in the house) and you are awaken from a sound sleep with someone standing over you with a gun, your not going to be quick enough to shoot them first, they are already in offense mode, you are still hazy. And if you keep it in a lock box on the closet shelf, well do I need to go further. If you look at the statistics you will find that more gun owners are accidentlly injured from their own weapon than they are using it to deter a crime or criminal.
And, is there really any reason for any private citizen to have the need for an assualt rifle (AK-47, etc.). These weapons were designed for combat, to be able to take out many in a short time. They are not used in target practice, competiton, or hunting. So why should a private citizen have the need for one? The only need is for criminal activity, and isn't that who we are trying to take the guns away from?
The argument that "guns don't kill people, people kill people"; isn't quite true. There are many reports where guns have accidently discharged and injured or killed people. And that was without intent from any person.
Posted by brian, a resident of the Val Vista neighborhood, on May 24, 2012 at 4:40 pm
Read the second amendment and you will get your answer why law abiding citizens should be able to have an AK-47. Gun laws only hurt good people. Criminals dont care about gun laws. Not sure why people dont understand this.
Posted by Don, a resident of the Bridle Creek neighborhood, on May 26, 2012 at 8:17 am
That's right, Brian. It's important that we continue to put guns in the hands of dumb clucks like yourself so that after yet more avoidable tragic violence you and me can trot out the 2nd Amendment defense. Regarding David's example ... you know, that kid could just as easily have died from toxic waste. Toxic waste dumps don't kill people, people do.