Archbishop Gomez issues statement on mass shooting in Thousand Oaks

At least 13 people were killed and 11 wounded when a gunman opened fire inside a country dance bar in Thousand Oaks on the night of Nov. 8

Two women draped in blankets leave the area near the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Nov. 8 after a gunman killed at least 13 people. The gunman, who opened fire without warning late Nov. 7, was found dead inside the establishment, authorities said. (CNS photo/Mike Nelson, EPA)

At least 13 people were killed and 11 wounded when a gunman opened fire inside a country dance bar in Thousands Oaks the night of Wednesday, November 8. 

In a statement issued early Thursday morning, Archbishop of Los Angeles José H. Gomez expressed his sorrow and called for prayers for the victims and all those affected by the mass shooting. His full statement reads as follows:

“Like many of you, I woke this morning to news of the horrible violence last night at the Borderline Grill in Thousand Oaks. Let us pray hard for all the families, for those who were murdered and those who were injured, and in a special way for the heroic officer, Sgt. Ron Helus, who lost his life defending people in the attack. May God grant perpetual light to those who have died, and may he bring comfort to their loved ones and peace to our community.”

From Angelus News.

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  1. Did the Archbishop say anything about limiting gun purchases to those with anger issues? Other sources report the gunman had a history of such issues.

    • the real issues is the complete collapse of morality and virtue in the name of tolerance

    • And what would legally constitute “anger issues”? Convictions? Formal charges? Psychiatric detention within a certain time period? Wearing a MAGA hat? There has to be a legally-defensible reason to limit a constitutional right. Please give one that corresponds to so vague a term as “anger issues”.

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