Mass Shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon

At least 9 people are dead and another 9 have been injured in a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice says one shooter is dead; shots were exchanged between the police and the shooter.

Oregon State Police have issued a press release:

“The only information available at this time is:

It is believed there is only one shooter who is no longer a threat.

There is no current threat to the community.

Staff and family are being taken by bus to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to meet family. Emergency personnel are urging the public to avoid the area as it could hamper emergency efforts.

There has been a Joint Information Center established at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Roseburg. Media- please do not call PIO phones at this time as it is only slowing the gathering of information for the upcoming releases. Thank you for the understanding.”

ATF has confirmed that they are on the scene and says canine teams are en route to search for explosives, firearms casings and ammunition.

According to a Student who talked to the Local Newspaper, The News-Review, the shooter was asking people to state their religion before he started shooting.

Kortney Moore, 18, from Rogue River, was in her Writing 115 class in Snyder Hall when one shot came through a window. She saw her teacher get shot in the head. The shooter was inside at that point, and he told people to get on the ground. The shooter was asking people to stand up and state their religion and then started firing away, Moore said. Moore was lying there with people who had been shot.

The White House says President Barack Obama has been briefed by his homeland security adviser on the mass shooting, and White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the issue of gun control is high on President Obama’s to-do list. During his daily press briefing Ernest said President Barack Obama is “quite realistic that we’ll need to see a fundamental change in terms of the way the American people communicate this priority to Congress before we’ll see a different outcome in the legislative process.”

“We’ve not yet seen that kind of strong bipartisan support across the country translate into legislative support in the United States Congress that’s sufficient to pass legislation that would, again, implement these kinds of common-sense solutions,” Earnest told reporters.

Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-OR put out the following statement:

“Today’s shooting in Roseburg is a heartbreaking tragedy, and my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-OR, said in a statement. “I want to extend my deepest gratitude to Roseburg’s first responders for their work in responding to the event. Once we know more about what happened today, I plan to work with my colleagues in Congress to find ways to prevent tragedies such as these.”

Another Shooting in a Gun-Free Zone

While the mainstream media and Anti-gun politicians are already jumping on the gun control bandwagon, let me remind people that this shooting happened in a gun-free zone — since 1950 all but two of this country’s mass shootings have taken place in a gun-free zone.

The college security page says:

“Possession, use, or threatened use of firearms (including but not limited to BB guns, air guns, water pistols, and paint guns) ammunition, explosives, dangerous chemicals, or any other objects as weapons on college property, except as expressly authorized by law or college regulations, is prohibited.”

Here is the screenshot from the College Website stating their policy on guns:

Screenshot of College Gun Policy

Over the next couple of weeks we are likely to hear President Obama and the rest of the anti-gun politicians blaming guns for this tragedy; unfortunately, you won’t hear anyone talking about how these kids were left defenseless. Politicians never seem to consider their culpability for having taken away the victims basic right to self-defense.

These gun-free zones are incredibly dangerous, and until our politicians admit they are doing far more harm than good, you will continue to see these types of tragedies taking place throughout the country. These psychopaths will continue to target these areas because they know they can get away with their sick demented crimes.

Protecting yourself from Mass Shootings Attacks

Unfortunately, we’ve had to write about this topic far too many times. We live in a sick world where these types of attacks are on the rise. You need to be prepared to deal with these types of events:

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21 Comments

  1. We have a serious problem in this country, and it’s not gun. It’s sick immoral behavior that has spawned this, a society that celebrates evil.

  2. Just an update on school policy. This school was not a gun free zone. Anyone with a valid concealed weapon permit can carry on campus and in fact several students were carrying. They just interviewed a student that was carrying and the only thing they did was not let him board a bus with other students. Anyone carrying was escorted to another evacuation point and released. From what the reporter stated, Oregon allows concealed weapons on college campus. Anyone in the area able to confirm this?

    • NOT TRUE!!! The school does NOT allow guns they even post the policy on the website. Sorry but the conceal carry BS they are reporting is a sideshow.

      • Could be, I’m not sure. Just what they were being told by several people supposedly carrying. The sad part is, he apparently was discussing this on line and no one reported it.

          • They just confirmed again that Oregon law in fact allows concealed carry on campus and that one teacher asked students if anyone was carrying during the lock down. A student John Parker identified that he was carrying. Once it was over, he stated that police cleared him after taking and unloading his weapon. They gave him his gun back and escorted him out of the area.

          • JAS? What color is the sky in your world? I do enjoy the “FACT” that even though you have no clue it does not stop you from stating falsehoods.

          • Nice try Jas but even the college President confirmed that guns were banned on campus. They wouldn’t even let their 1 security guard carry a gun.

      • At least one student was wearing a pistol on his right hip and attending classes when this shooting occurred. This student is a vet. He has a concealed carry permit. (‘Sorry, I do NOT have his name.)

        Being thus armed, this student approached the authorities and offered his assistance. His assistance was refused. Then he was herded into a room with everybody else and told to stay there.

        • I love the way you say herded because that is exactly what we are, a cowardly herd that doesn’t take action. Who the hell asks for permission to help when a shooting is occurring? Furthermore I lost a lot of interest in this when it was stated that the students were not armed. Education or not no one who wants to live enters building or place without their gun. If my gun isn’t welcome then I ain’t going. Period.

    • GUNS ARE BANNED:

      From [link to http://www.handgunlaw.us:%5D

      In Early March 2012 Oregon’s State Board of Higher Education voted unanimously to ban all firearms on the system’s seven campuses. Anyone who does any business on University property must agree not to carry any firearms. The policy allows people with Concealed Handgun License to be on campus but are barred from any Building or Arena. Any Student/Faculty or anyone who does business on University Property could be expelled from the property losing their student status or Job with the University System.

    • doubt it, but then it would have been their moral responsibility to intervene. Being a sheepdog among sheep advantage sheepdog. Down goes the wolf. The fact that there are no reports of students returning fire makes me think this is bogus.

    • Oregon State law does allow concealed carry. The School has a policy that DOES NOT allow students to Conceal Carry.

      From a legal standpoint the school cannot stop someone from carrying, but that didn’t stop them from declaring the school to be a gun-free zone and telling students they were not allowed to carry. They also voted to ban their security guards from carrying, which is why the single security guard who was on campus had no firearm.

      John Parker, an Air Force Vet with a concealed carry license tried to ignore the “gun free zone” rule and attempted to apprehend the shooter. According to Parker, he was stopped by college staff.

  3. The only defense against active shooters is civil disobedience. What do I mean? I mean off body discrete concealed carry whether the law or socialist universities agree or not. Going into a “gunfree” zone unarmed is fool hearty. Better to judge by 12 than carried by 6. That is it is better to survive to face judgement wherein there are options dead is just dead.

    • Red star bear:

      Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

      Bear spray is a non-lethal alternative. The punishment for using it would be less of a concern. Some might choose to carry bear spray and a fire arm.
      The best defense is the willingness to put one’s life on the line for the benefit of others. Whether that means civil disobedience in a gun free zone; or whether that means that an unarmed person sacrifices himself by charging the jihadist/psycho.

  4. On March 2, 2012, the Oregon Higher Education Board voted unanimously to ban weapons in all seven state colleges and universities, except for active duty military personnel and law enforcement, or some schools with special written permission.

  5. Just today, president Obama got up in front of “news reporters” and again damned the NRA for “scaring people” away from gun control. He just can’t get his mind around the fact that we live in a decatent society largely brought on by liberal policies and Marxism. When I was a young man we didn’t have this kind of crap going on. So, what changed? Marriage was held in high esteem between a man and a woman. Dads went to work and Moms stayed home and worked even harder. Being a Queer was unheard of, even if they existed. Divorce was looked down upon. Your teacher wasn’t afraid to kick your ass for acting up in class (then you got it again when you got home). Church was revered, even if you didn’t go. You memorized the Ten Commandments and the Lord’s Prayer in every denomination. God’s Law was held in high reguard in Court Houses and Public School. I like what Sarah Palin once said: “We’ll keep our God and our guns, and you can keep the change”.

  6. Anyone asking if the kid was on phycho drugs or if he plays violent video games or watches TV, since everything the media puts out nowadays promotes violence by weapon?

    Didn’t think so…

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