Tuesday, April 5, 2022

A Proposal for How California Can Stop Mass Murders

 4/5/22 CNN:

(CNN)Police have arrested a second suspect in connection to a mass shooting in downtown Sacramento, California, this weekend that left six people dead and a chaotic crime scene littered with more than 100 shell casings.

Smiley Martin, 27, who was taken into police custody Tuesday, was found at the scene of the shooting early Sunday with "serious injuries from gunfire" and taken to a local hospital, the Sacramento Police Department said in a news release. Police "quickly identified" him as a "person of interest" and kept him under police supervision at the hospital, the release said.
According to police, Smiley Martin is the brother of Dandrae Martin, another suspect arrested Monday in connection to the shooting, which also left 12 people wounded and was one of more than 120 mass shootings in the United States this year and one of at least 10 shooting incidents over the weekend....
Multiple shooters. Those first names. Gang-related?  What can California pass to solve these crimes?
Dandrae Martin, 26, who was identified as a "related suspect," is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday after being booked on assault and illegal firearm possession charges, according to police. He was being held without bail, online jail records show. CNN has not been able to reach an attorney for him.

Maybe they can make illegal possession of a firearm illegal?  The swarm of gun control laws in California should make such crimes at least rare.


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