Tag: Thousand Oaks, Calif, Shooting (2018)

My Son Was Dead. Did I Feel Better Holding a Gun?

In 1992, my son was killed in a school shooting in Massachusetts, a random victim of a disturbed fellow college student who’d purchased a semiautomatic rifle at a local gun shop and smuggled it onto campus. College officials had been warned that this student had a gun, but they didn’t […]

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California Is Already Tough on Guns. After a Mass Shooting, Some Wonder if It’s Enough

LOS ANGELES — After a mass killing in Santa Barbara in 2014, California passed a law that let police officers and family members seek restraining orders to seize guns from troubled people. A year later, a shooting rampage in San Bernardino led to voters approving a ballot proposition to outlaw […]

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Coach Says California Gunman Assaulted Her in High School

In the search for answers after a shooting that left 12 people dead at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., much attention has been focused on the gunman’s time in the Marine Corps, wondering if post-traumatic stress disorder from combat in Afghanistan left him primed to kill. […]

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‘It Really Can’t Get Much Worse’: Thousand Oaks, First Hit by Shooting, Now Faces Fire

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Only hours after a gunman attacked a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, the city was once again struck with panic. This time, fire forced the evacuation of the town still reeling from the devastating shooting. Residents in Thousand Oaks had just begun to mourn the […]

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Thousand Oaks and Our Peculiarly American Affliction

It has become my habit to check social media when I first wake up, a consequence of this modern age. I wasn’t sleeping well, so this morning I checked my phone around 5 a.m., expecting to see continued analysis of the midterm elections and maybe a charming news item about […]

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California Shooting Victims: Sgt. Ron Helus ‘Went in to Save Lives’

When a gunman opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Wednesday night, Sgt. Ron Helus rushed in. He would not make it out. Sergeant Helus was killed in the shooting at the crowded country music bar, one of 12 people who lost their lives […]

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