The shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California does not fit the pattern of a typical mass shooting and appears to be geared to elicit widespread public outrage.
- Reports indicate there were three shooters in tactical gear.
- The suspects escape moments after the shooting in a black SUV.
- The shooting does not appear to the work be a disgruntled employee.
- So far there is no motive and the shooting makes no sense.
- Several days before the shooting there was an active shooter drill held in neighboring Victorville, California.
- Police are releasing very little information about the shooting, victims, possible suspects and other details.
- A shooting at a facility for people with developmental disabilities will undoubtedly result in widespread outrage, as did the alleged shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, 2012.
- Like Sandy Hook, the shooting in California will feed into a demand for so-called gun control measures.
- The shooting occurred hours after House Republicans blocked debate on a bill to prevent people on the government’s no-fly list from exercising their Second Amendment right.
- There are unconfirmed reports the shooting was carried out by at least one Middle Eastern male, a rumor that feeds into the domestic terror and ISIS narrative.
Major attack in San Bernardino, CA. 20 people injured. Arab suspect named on police scanner. How will media spin this one? #SanBernadino
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We do not know if this is a terrorist incident: FBI spokesman #SanBernadino shooting
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