Lawmakers held a moment of silence on the House floor Wednesday to honor the victims of this weekend’s shooting in MontereyPark, California... “This last Saturday night, a shooter came into my hometown of Monterey Park, California, to a dance studio and killed 11 innocent people,” Chu said on the House floor.
MontereyPark, Calif ... About 20 minutes after the carnage in Monterey Park, Tran entered another dance hall about 3.5 miles away in Alhambra, where an employee confronted and disarmed him during a brief struggle ... He bought the machine pistol in Monterey Park in 1999 but it was not registered in California, the sheriff said.
Some might argue that the mass shooting that killed 11 people in MontereyPark, California somehow proves gun restrictions don’t work. After all, California has the toughest gun-control laws in America... California has among the lowest gun-death rates in the country, as do Illinois and other states with strong laws.
Luna also specified that the gun Tran used in the attack, generically known as a MAC-10, was a Cobray M11-9 assault pistol that was purchased in MontereyPark in February 1999 and not registered in the state of California... California Monterey Park shooter ... California Gun used in Monterey Park massacre an assault weapon under state law, known to jam.
On Monday afternoon, news broke of a shooting in Half Moon Bay, near San Francisco, that left seven dead in an attack that came as police were continuing their investigations into a Saturday shooting that killed 11 people at a dance studio in MontereyPark, southern California.
So how did a state with a top rating by gun control groups just see an eruption of mass shootings — three in as many days — that took a total of 19 lives in Half Moon Bay, Oakland and MontereyPark? Here’s a look at the state’s laws and how they intersect with what we know so far about the shootings..
Gavin Newsom has spoken more eloquently than anyone else about the three California mass shootings that occurred in rapid sequence, killing at least 24 ... “We need to stop saying things like, ‘California has strict gun laws,’” he says ... Three mass shootings have been carried out in one week in California, in Goshen, MontereyPark and Half Moon Bay.