Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Police Kill Mentally Ill Gun Owner for Disobedience

SFGate reports

A 55-year-old man who showed up with a loaded gun at a senior center in Suisun City and said he was "going on assignment" was shot and killed by a police officer, authorities said Thursday.

Bernardo Ararao was shot in the chest by a Suisun City police officer about 11:25 a.m. Wednesday after he refused to drop a 9mm handgun, police Lt. Tim Mattos said. The gun turned out to be loaded, he said.

The incident began when Ararao rode his bicycle to the Suisun City Senior Center on Merganser Drive while dressed in camouflage, police said. He showed a woman a gun and told her he was "going on assignment," prompting her to call 911, Mattos said.

An officer repeatedly ordered Ararao to drop his gun, but he refused and was shot, police said. He was pronounced dead at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield.
I don't care how many times the defenders of this kind of violence tell us about the Center of Mass theory, I don't buy it. The reason is, there are other incidents in which the police shoot to wound.


  1. "The reason is, there are other incidents in which the police shoot to wound."

    Cite these incidents. Otherwise you are a liar. Also, research "continuum of force" as it relates to armed confrontation. Ignorance is not an excuse.

  2. The illegal gun owner was in San Francisco.

    In order to find a jurisdiction where cops routinely shoot the gun out of the bad guy's hand you will have to drive south to Hollywood.

  3. Good news! You won again. The Chicago shooting range ban was struck down. Congratulations.

  4. Nah,nah,nah,nah.....July 7, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    I can't hear you!!!!!, I am too busy, dredging up grass roots support for gun control, It'll take 5-20 years but I can do it.......