12/02/2015

Notations On Our World (Special Edition): On the #SanBernadinoShooting (With Late breaking updates as of 12/2/2015 @ 5:30 PM)

There has been a mass shooting in San Bernardino over the past 2 hours.    There have been multiple fatalities.      Our team is watching live coverage from CBS News in the area at the Inland Regional Center.  

An active Police Briefing was just concluded.   They have said that no one is in custody. Police have confirmed 14 have died and 14 have been injured.  Police noted that they would have hourly updates for the next number of hours as live coverage ensues throughout the major networks in the United States and throughout social media.  Our team will update if there are any signficant developments.  

As this was developing, President Obama was being interviewed by Nora O'Donnell of CBS News and he was asked about it.    He had just been briefed by his homeland security advisor as FBI, ATF and othe Federal agencies were joining the incident as it was developing.  It was striking how he noted that there is a no fly list--however the same folks can walk into a gun shop and buy a gun with no visible controls.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the fallen, the injured and their families at this difficult hour.    We remain pessimistic about any possiblity for any change in Gun Policy.

Update as of 5:30 PM PST 12/2/2015:  Two suspects have been killed and one suspect is apparently on the loose as Officers continue be at the scene securing the scene.    The San Bernardino Police Chief is holding a news conference right now.     There was an apparent suspicious device which they're working on--there was a vehicle pursuit that ended up in San Bernandino which resulted in shootings that had two suspects dressed up in assault style gear and armed with the SUV.    FBI Assistant Director For LA Region is now speaking about the investigation going forward as they're investigating the house and assess the situation.    There is also word that there is a third suspect that is supposedly detained.     As further developmments warrant, we will here @ #outsiders provide further guidance--and as it stands, the FBI is underscoring that they are not willing to declare this a potential terrorist incident.


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