“Gun control laws control the behavior of legitimate people…[but] people who are insane…don’t follow”
“A bi-racial guy who sympathized with Vester Flanagan and killed people
for being Christians? How do we spin THIS one?”
Initial report from Fox News:
The gunman who killed nine people and injured seven at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. Thursday before being killed by police has been identified as Chris Harper Mercer, two law enforcement sources confirmed to Fox News.
No background on Mercer – or details about any possible motive – were released. However, Fox was told that as a precaution, counterterrorism officials were running his name against watchlists and checking his e-mail history, phone logs, social media profiles and online history to rule out any links to terrorism.
Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said that as of Thursday night, “we are reporting 10 fatalities in the shooting (and) seven injuries” who were transported to a local hospital and to a hospital in Eugene. Mercer was included in the death count.
……Kortney Moore, 18, told the News-Review she was in her Writing 115 class in Snyder Hall when a shot came through the window. Moore said she saw her teacher get shot in the head. The shooter then reportedly told the students to get on the ground before asking people to stand up and state their religion. He then began firing. Moore said she was lying on the ground with people who had been shot.
……Hanlin said officers located the shooters upon arriving at the college.
“They located the shooter in one of the buildings,” he said. “Officers engaged that suspect. There was an exchange of gunfire. The shooter threat was neutralized.”
Well, that’s one small consolation. The little shitbag is dead.
From Fox News.
The gunman in Thursday’s mass shooting at an Oregon community college specifically targeted Christians, three witnesses said, while online accounts linked to the shooter expressed disdain for organized religion.
Authorities say Christopher Harper Mercer killed at least nine people and wounded at least seven others at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg before he was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police.
Investigators have shed very little light publicly on Mercer’s possible motive for the shooting. However, reports indicated they were examining Mercer’s online presence very closely….. Another official said investigators were poring over what he described as “hateful”writings by Mercer. Oregon’s top federal prosecutor told The Oregonian newspaper that authorities had heard rumors that the gunman had issued “some sort of race-related manifesto” before the shooting.
Kortney Moore, 18, told the Roseburg News-Review that she was in a Writing 115 class when one shot came through the window. Moore said she saw her teacher get shot in the head. The shooter then reportedly told the students to get on the ground before asking people to stand up and state their religion. He then began firing. Moore said she was lying on the ground with people who had been shot.
A blog post penned by UCC Shooter Chris Harper Mercer reveals the Umpqua Community College gunman praising former WDBJ reporter Vester Lee Flanagan who gunned down two former colleagues live on television.
Wrote Mercer in part on a blog post August 30th under the user name, Lithium_Love linked to email address, email@example.com: ‘People like him have nothing to live for.’
From his online dating profile:
He called himself “conservative republican” but targeted Christians after writing a racist manifesto. Not very conservative, or Republican. Actually, he was a registered Independent. He also hated religion, but shot only Christians. There were no muzzies in the classroom.
His father is white, his mother, Laurel Harper, is black.
And of course, Barky’s politicization was instantaneous:
“I’d ask the American people to think about how they can get our govt to change these laws & to save lives.”
Why don’t you find a way to stop nutjobs from targeting people in “gun free zones”? Jackass.
This is coming from the same asshole who participated in Holder’s “Fast and Furious” gunrunning to Mexico.
An Army veteran was shot five times trying to stop Mercer:
Mashable has additional information:
Under the username Ironcross45, Harper-Mercer also had an active dating profile on the website Spiritual Passions, in which he says he is spiritual but not into organized religion. Despite this, one of the two people he has as connections on MySpace is a man with extremist Islamic views.
Heavy.com has a collection of Mercer’s ramblings and behavior on social media.
Basically, he was a deranged sack of shit and now he’s taking a dirt nap.