Say it ain’t so: Police say YouTube shooter RELOADED gun during attack

File this under “say it ain’t so.” On Thursday, reported that according to police, Nasim Aghdam, the 39-year-old Iranian animal rights activist who killed herself after shooting three others at YouTube’s San Bruno headquarters, actually had multiple magazines and reloaded her handgun when the first magazine ran out of bullets.

A statement which proves the futility of the “high-capacity magazine” argument anti-gun leftists frequently tout, the report says, “Under a California law designed to limit the possible carnage from shootings, Aghdam was limited to 10-round magazines. (San Bruno police Cmdr. Geoff) Caldwell said a second magazine was found at the scene, indicating she had squeezed the trigger numerous times.”

“The suspect began firing the pistol until it was empty, dropped the magazine, reloaded a new magazine into it, continued firing and then turned the gun on herself,” Caldwell said.

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According to Caldwell, Aghdan bought at least two magazines when she legally purchased a 9mm Smith & Wesson semiautomatic pistol from a gun dealer in San Diego on January 16.

The report further stated:

Her father, Ismail Aghdam, had reported her missing Monday to San Diego County sheriff’s deputies after she left her grandmother’s house in that city “due to family issues.” His family said he told officers she was mad at YouTube and should be watched after she was found at 1:40 a.m. on the day of the attack, sleeping in her car in Mountain View.

After police there let her go, finding no evidence she posed a threat, she went to a local gun range to practice shooting, then drove to San Bruno, parked near YouTube and entered its grounds through a parking garage, authorities said.

Investigators believe the shooter chose her victims at random when she opened fire in a courtyard just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, sending employees running for their lives in every direction.

The shocking report sparked a great deal of mockery on Twitter.

Who knew such a thing was possible?

Amazing, isn’t it?

Quiet, please — don’t give them any ideas.  Remember, this is the state where some lawmakers actually want to put people in jail for handing out unsolicited straws.

Twitchy noted:

Well, in any event, it seems that the YouTube shooting has all but disappeared from the news. Don’t be surprised if that’s because Nasim Aghdam also shot holes in some of gun grabbers’ most cherished narratives.

Interesting, isn’t it?

Frank McAndrew, a psychology professor at Knox College in Illinois, reportedly told the news outlet that, “short of banning handguns, none of the proposed gun control measures — such as beefing up background checks and banning assault weapons — apparently would have stopped Aghdam. As far as anyone knows, she had not been diagnosed with mental illness.”


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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