In the hours, days, and even weeks following Sandy Hook, the media fucked up a lot of stuff. First the shooter was in custody, then he was dead. Then he had an accomplice, then two, then none. Hiw mother was a live and his father was dead. His brother was the shooter. 20 killed, then 20 wounded, then 26 killed. In fact, I'd say the media reported more rumor than they did fiction. I'd ask that you keep this in mind over the next week or so as the details that surround the Oregon college shooting firm up and come to light.
Thirty year old Army veteran Chris Mintz is recovering from wounds sustained when he charged [the shooter]. This seems to be true. Up for grabs is how grievously he was wounded -- I've heard he was shot 7 times, then 5, now 4 times. Regardless, the guy has brass fucking balls, and he is going to survive.
[The shooter] singled out and killed Christians -- eh, usually when something sounds too fantastic to be true, it usually is. I'm not saying it's impossible, but I'm going to wait a few days to see if this rumor survives. if its true, I'm sure more than one victim will step forward and corroborate the initial report.
[The shooter] was a Muslim -- another one I'll wait and see what happens. This all stems from an old Myspace page that supposedly belonged to [the shooter]. True or false, I dunno. Much like the media misidentified Ryan Lanza as the Sandy Hook shooter, I'll wait and see if this rumor survives the test of time. I suspect its fate will go hand in hand with the aforementioned killing Christians rumor.
Umpqua Community College was/was not a gun free zone -- From everything I have found, the college WAS a gun free zone: "As of March 2015, Concealed carry was not permitted, except by written permission by college." [source] Additionally, here is a screen capture of the UCC student code of conduct pertaining to firearms.
[The shooter] told people online about his plans ahead of time -- Unfortunately, this is true. The group 4chan is kind of like the seedy underbelly of the internet. They have however, set a new bar with this. I suspect there will be HUGE changes to how /b/ works after this.
Also, since our esteemed President managed to call a press conference immediately after the tragic death of these 10 people, someone please let me know when the press conference is for the 11 people killed in the Air Force C-130 crash that occurred just a few hours later. Oh, there isn't one. Yeah, I know. The pandering asshole. Shit like this is exactly why I hope the upcoming Florida campus carry bill passes the legislature. Can you imagine how differently this would have turned out if Chris Mintz had the means to effectively defend himself? Meanwhile, just as things were returning to normal, get ready for the price of ammo to go through the fucking roof again, because of reactionary assholes who absolutely froth at the mouth at the opportunity to turn tragedy into political gain.