Ian David Long a 28 years old Marine Veteran, accused of killing 12 people. He had served back in the day in Afghanistan as a machine gunner. Before he opened fire late Wednesday at a Los-Angeles area well-known nightclub. Ian David Long ‘terrified’ his mum when he returned from Afghanistan. The ex-Marine shot himself after killing 12 in California bar.
According to the Police and Military officials on Thursday. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean told reporters. That the law enforcement officials had not determined why Ian David Long carried out the mass shooting? At the Borderline Bar and Grill, a country-themed nightclub, in Thousand Oaks in California.
What do we know more about the gunman?
Ian David Long has served in the Marine Corps from August 2008 to March 2013. He accomplished his career at the rank of corporal. According to his service records. He was a machine gunner. Who served a deployment to Afghanistan from November 2010 through June 2011. Recently Ian David Long also served with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
However, we know that mister Ian David Long received two administrative disciplinary sanctions in the Marines Corps. For shoplifting at a store on an unidentified military base. Sometime before his deployment to Afghanistan in 2010.
Because according to the Los Angeles Times we also know regardless the infractions of shoplifting. Ian David Long has received an honorable discharge in 2013 for his service. Additionally, mister Long is an awarded a handful of standard military recommendations. During his time in the Marines, including a distinctive Combat Action Ribbon.
What can push a well trained Marine Veteran to become a Mass Shooting Gunman?
According to the record available after leaving the Marines. Ian David Long had involved in various “minor” run-ins with local police a weakness name’s Dean said. The same source reported also a traffic ticket history incident last April. In which case the police deputies responded after he was reported to be acting “irate and irrationally” at his domicile. he shared the house with his mother. Colleen, in the nearby suburb of Newbury Park.
Nevertheless, Ian David Long was not arrested as a result of that incident. But mental health experts who responded determined he “might be suffering from” post-traumatic stress disorder.
Even the sheriff did not provide evidence that can prove Mister Long had been diagnosed with PTSD or not. However, the bottom line is the case of PTSD symptoms was arise about his case as an eventual possibility.
A 79 years longtime resident living in the same neighborhood with Ian David Long name’s Donald MacLeod.
He shares a back wall with the gunman. So he says he often heard Ian David Long arguing loudly with his mother at all hours, sometimes “in the middle of the night, at 2 a.m.”
MacLeod also noticed the gunman was loud and appeared to be threatening violence. More than a year ago, MacLeod heard a gunshot in the home but did not call the police.
He said he viewed Long as a troublemaker and he always kept his distance from him. He also said he told his wife to be prudent and to treat the young man carefully avoid any extend discussions with him.
McLeod said Long’s role in the mass shooting fit his impressions. “I’m not surprised at all,” he said. “I did not trust the guy.”
Some others neighbors called to complain of loud noises many time earlier this year that sounded like he was damaging the house, a neighbor said another resident name Tom Hanson to a local TV Station.
The situation is sad a day after the midterm election in the country. Comprehensive gun control reform law arises one more time on the picture.
Those 12 people killed in this new California saga of another gunman open fire in the civilian crowd in a public place to decide who should die or live. I believe other innocent may facing the same consequences in the future. If a nation we do not stop giving a mental unstable a person the power to kill mass people by allowing them to carry guns legally everywhere.
Remember when 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, were killed in Florida. The president was talking about to armed teachers inside the school.
When those mass killing continued to happen in a synagogue, in church, in a baseball game, in a nightclub, in a fast food restaurant, in the south side Chicago or any other place in the country will we arm more people to put them on duty on these places?
This is ridiculous American need comprehensive guns control laws, to take away guns, automatic weapons from the hands of mentally unstable people period.
I wrapped this article by saying The Marine Corps image is affected because a Marine veteran hurt the country. That’s why the institution released a statement Thursday extending condolences to the victims and their families, noting that Long served from 2008 to 2013, including a 2010-11 stint in Afghanistan. He last post was at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii.
The Marine Corps’ commandant, Robert B. Neller, tweeted his “heartfelt condolences” to those impacted by the shooting, while pointedly distancing himself from the Corps’ former member.
Some of those responding to Neller’s tweets brought attention to the general’s use of “ex” as opposed to “former,” while others asked the commandant to focus the Corps’ attention on PTSD and general care for veterans.
But the people who will suffer the most from this mass shooting are the 12 killed people mother’s and also the gunman mother. Because no parents should be able to face such of a situation in their adult life.