“We wish to be clear that mayor Larry Rich, city council president Tom Ryan and the Roseburg city council welcome the president to Roseburg and will extend him every courtesy”, the statement said.
Four days after the shooting spree, the campus of Umpqua Community College was reopened to students and staff to allow them to retrieve vehicles and other belongings left behind in the pandemonium of last Thursday. A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesperson said the firearm and his members of the family had 14 guns allotted – all buying regarding jail time and potential fines made from a federally discreet licensed gun dealer. “It’s not a gun-free zone”. Then, the shooter looked at the girl next to Lacey who he had already shot and said, ‘Is she dead?’ And the woman said, ‘I don’t know.’ He crossed over Lacey and shot the next one.
Beyond the veterans’ community, however, other students said they were convinced the campus was in fact gun-free, citing the school’s code of conduct and the broader culture among the roughly 3,000 full-time students.
But Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin later revealed medical examiners had determined the assailant, Christopher Harper-Mercer, 26, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
About one in 16 Oregon adults have concealed-carry permits, local media reported.
Speaking in Tennessee on Saturday, Trump offered this assessment of the recent mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.
Harper did not respond to messages seeking comment.
“Some will say I had so much to live for, but I don’t think so”. The two mothers amassed weapons and took their sons to shooting ranges, according to the investigation into the Sandy Hook shooting and the Daily Breeze newspaper in Torrance, California, where Harper lived for years with her son. One proposal would have banned all guns on school grounds. Elsewhere, clusters of people chatted at picnic tables or near buildings.
This ambiguity has fueled a debate over the extent of control colleges have in setting their own policies and whether more law-abiding gun-carriers could subdue future killers and save lives.
“It doesn’t seem our country is going in the right direction”, he said.
Reporters were barred from campus but taken on a brief tour.
A few educators, students and parents, and anti-gun policy groups, however, are deeply opposed to a campus culture with hordes of armed pupils, saying more guns would increase violence.
“If he decides to show up and talk to community, I’ll go and listen to what he has to say”, Magallanes says, “if he brings up anything out of sorts as far as the family goes, or this tragedy that has happened I’ll turn my back to him”. But for my daughter?
‘If the public couldn’t have guns it wouldn’t help since sick people like this will always be able to get their hands on a gun.