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?”
“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:
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.
Someone tell @michaelianblack
— Jaihawkk (@Jaihawkk) April 3, 2018
Black, as we reported here, promised to politicize the shooting even before the identity of the shooter was known.
One person noted:
Unfortunately, CA law says this man can only run or hide and hope he doesn't get shot. No way to fight back. https://t.co/hgyLQEl694
— Nathan Wurtzel (slight return) (@NathanWurtzel) April 3, 2018
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