This statement from a YouTube shooting witness is sure to trigger anti-gun liberals

As we and others reported, a lone shooter entered YouTube’s headquarters and gunned down three people before turning the gun on herself.  The shooter has been identified as 39-year-old Nasim Aghdam who, the UK Daily Mail said, was an Iranian animal rights activist — hardly a poster child for the NRA.

In a statement that is bound to trigger anti-gun leftists everywhere, a witness to the shooting told a reporter that he wished he had a gun so he could have stopped the shooter.

“What was going through your mind?” a reporter asked the unidentified man. “I mean, people dropping, being shot multiple times, bullets whizzing, people bleeding. What’s going through your mind?”

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“I knew I had to be smart,” he said. “You’ve got to be fast. You’ve got to think fast.”

“I didn’t have a gun on me, but I wish I did,” he added.

According to the Independent Journal Review, the man “was ordering food across from the company’s headquarters when the shooting started. When asked how many shots he heard, he said about 10 and then others.”

Here’s video of the exchange:

Twitchy noted:

What happened at YouTube HQ happened, and there’s no going back. But one can’t help but wonder if there would’ve been fewer casualties if citizens like the man above had been armed and in a position to take down the suspect after she opened fire.

Black, as we reported here, promised to politicize the shooting even before the identity of the shooter was known.

One person noted:


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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 Examiner.com 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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