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Triple Murder / Suicide in Pittsburg CA

Posted on the 13 November 2011 by Mikeb302000
SF Gate reports
A Pittsburg man suffering from financial problems posted a suicide note on Facebook, then shot and killed his wife and her parents early Thursday in his foreclosed home before turning the gun on himself, police said.
Do you think anyone checked if this guy was a concealed carry permit holder? I don't. I don't think anyone cares if he is in cases like this. That's why the claim that CCW permit holders are responsible for so little trouble is wrong. No one knows how much trouble they actually cause.
Was this the economy's fault. Yes, in a sense, at least partly.
Was the fact that they guy had a gun available partly responsible? Yes, very likely. It's too easy to kill people with a gun. Without one, it takes more resolve and motivation, which many distraught people do not have.
Would mental health screening have identified this guy as a risk? Perhaps, it certainly would pick up some, the worst cases for sure.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.

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