A man opened fire on his stepdaughter's family inside a California restaurant Saturday, killing her husband and 6-year-old son, critically wounding her and another child, and then fatally shooting himself, police said.
Jimmy Schlager, 56, arrived at the Del Taco restaurant in San Bernardino on a bike at about 1 p.m., walked over to a table and fired several shots at his 29-year-old stepdaughter, her 33-year-old husband, and their sons, ages 5 and 6, San Bernardino police Lt. Jarrod Burguan said.
The Associated Press report mentioned his "extensive criminal record dating back to 1972 that included assault with a deadly weapon and a restraining order taken out by a co-worker."
The solution is obvious, which is why the pro-gun crowd is so strong in their opposition. Guns must become so difficult to come by that life-long criminals like this guy cannot easily acquire them. Will that inconvenience the law-abiding? Yes, but that's the price for real freedom.
Arming more and more people, which makes it easier and easier for dangerous people to get guns, is not freedom. The frequency of these multiple shootings is not a by-product of freedom. It's only the pro-gun rhetoric which says it is.
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