Another Day, Another Mass Shooting -- At CA Chicken Plant

Another mass shooting! How on earth do you suppose a convicted felon got hold of a gun? Maybe we should tighten up the laws so that it's not easy for people who shouldn't have guns to get them. But then, this is probably the predicted signal for

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Another mass shooting! How on earth do you suppose a convicted felon got hold of a gun? Maybe we should tighten up the laws so that it's not easy for people who shouldn't have guns to get them. But then, this is probably the predicted signal for a newly-elected Barack Obama to TAKE ALL OUR GUNS, as I keep reading on wingnut sites:

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A parolee who worked at a California chicken processing plant opened fire at the business on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding two others, before taking his own life, authorities said.

Police said they didn't know what prompted the attack by Lawrence Jones, 42, midway through his shift at Apple Valley Farms, although other workers told police he did not appear to be himself when he arrived at the plant for work.

"It is difficult to say at this point if in fact there was a specific target that Jones was looking for," Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. "There was something that must have provoked this incident, perhaps that occurred today, or maybe was building up to today."

Jones has an extensive criminal history dating back into the 1990s, Dyer said.

Police said they had Jones' home on lockdown and were searching to see if there were any other victims.

Jones arrived at work just before 5 a.m. About three-and-a-half hours into his shift, he pulled out a handgun and began firing, Dyer said.

[...] Officers found Jones with a gunshot wound to the head and a 32-year-old woman bleeding from a wound to her lower back outside the business. She was in stable condition, Dyer said.

Three other people were found shot inside.

Police believe Jones' gunshot wound was self-inflicted.

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