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Eight killed in shooting at San Jose VTA maintenance yard

Original post made on May 26, 2021

A Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority employee shot and killed eight people at a VTA maintenance yard in San Jose on Wednesday morning and also died there, authorities said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 9:33 AM

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Posted by AC
a resident of Shoreline West
on May 26, 2021 at 2:33 pm

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The issue of gun control has always made me uncomfortable, because I am aware that there are many sides to the argument. I've lived in different parts of the country, and the situations and issues are not always the same.

But recently I have had the thought that gun control should be stricter in more densely populated areas. Both the dangers and effects are different in urban areas than in rural ones.

It strikes me as perhaps the path of least resistance (and perhaps of most common sense) to push for more restrictive gun control in more densely populated areas. The dangers are greater, the data supports it, and the argument of home defense dissipates. It's very sensible to defend your 3 acres against bears with a big rifle. And incredibly silly and unsafe to think you can defend your apartment with one. You're as likely to shoot through a wall and hurt your neighbor as anything else.

Posted by AC
a resident of Shoreline West
on May 26, 2021 at 2:36 pm

AC is a registered user.

Addendum: I absolutely know how to handle a firearm, and am an ardent believer in firearms as tools and basic safety. But I rent them and train with them at their respective facilities. Makes no sense to own one in Mountain View; so I don't. I have no issue (and in fact am grateful that I have a constitutional right to); but it's a right that just doesn't need to be used in this city. Makes no sense.

I wonder if others feel the same.

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