When a “shots fired” call from Umpqua Community College went out, police responded quickly. The shooter fired on them. When they returned fire, Harper-Mercer shot himself in the head.
Before they intervened, Harper-Mercer murdered nine and wounded nine others.
Survivors report that he asked each victim, “Are you a Christian?” If they said “yes,” he shot them in the head. If they did not say “yes”, he shot them elsewhere in the body, usually the leg.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for the Leftist PTBs to indulge in a national conversation about anti-Christian bigotry.
President Obama is planning to go so he can stand on the soapboxes … I mean, coffins … of the victims and preach “guns are bad.”
The residents of Roseburg say they do not want Obama to come. 1,900 people have signed up to attend a rally to protest his presence.
Oregon Live reported the community college has a “gun free zone” policy; however, Oregon state law negates such policies for anyone with a conceal and carry license.
Several armed students were in a nearby building when the shooting started. They considered responding, but when they noted the police were already on the scene, they decided they had best stay put lest cops assume they were in league with Harper-Mercer. In hindsight, they say they made the right call.