When we think of the tragedies that have struck our nation over the course of the past few years, there are a few common denominators we must recognize in order to move forward.
First of all, with the exception of one notable incident, all of the shooters have been male. The exception to the rule was Nasim Aghdam, the perpetrator in the April shooting at Google headquarters in California.
The woman who shot three people at YouTube headquarters in Northern California has been identified as Nasim Aghdam, two law enforcement sources told CNN.
The woman took her own life after the shootings. She was found at the scene and appeared to have killed herself with a handgun, but the investigation is just beginning, San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said.
Body cam footage from the October 1, 2017, Las Vegas shooting shows Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Cordell Hendrex staying on the 31st floor of Mandalay Bay as part of the shooting occurred, then taking cover inside a stairwell as the shooting continued.
Hendrex was the first LVMP officer on scene. He had an officer-in-training and Mandalay security along with him.
On May 23, 2018, Fox 5 Vegas published a police report in which Hendrex described the elevator ride to the 31st floor:
“I distinctly remember saying a prayer in my head for all of us in the elevator and the ones still dealing with the shots coming at them. I could tell that it was coming from the floor above us on 32 … I know I hesitated and remember being terrified with fear and I think that I froze right there in the middle of the hall for how long I can’t say.”
Hendrex’s actions upon exiting the elevator to the 31st floor are now viewable via body cam footage. The sounds of gunfire can be heard from the floor above them and Hendrex can be heard saying, “Holy s—. That’s rapid fire,” as he remains on the 31st floor…
How many lives were lost as a result of this unwillingness to perform the duty’s of your sworn position?
This is a serious consideration when the facts matter in mass shootings. The left is using a number of semantic arguments to attempt a repeal of the Second Amendment, and their ever-shifting definition of “mass shootings” is one of those tactics. That means that, if a police officer were to have cut short some of these massacres, they would not have become the political ammunition that the progressives seek.