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Watch—Reporter Comes Face to Face with Terrifying ‘Firenado’ in Malibu

Karen Foshay, a KCET-TV journalist reporting on the Woosley Fire blazing through parts of Southern California, came face to face Friday evening with a “firenado,” calling the encounter among the most “terrifying” events she has ever experienced. “Let’s get out of here,” someone is heard urging as the firenado formed along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, the video shared to Instagram shows. State authorities confirmed Saturday that the wildfire has burned 109 square miles both north and east of Los Angeles, putting homes of various Hollywood celebrities in harm’s way, according…

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Incoming House Democrats Promise Same Gun Control That Failed to Stop California Massacre

Incoming House Democrats are promising to push the same gun control that failed to stop the Thousand Oaks, California, massacre. The Wall Street Journal reports that every one of the newly elected Democrats has an F-rating from the NRA, and they are ready to flaunt it. Pro-gun control Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) spoke for his fellow party members, saying, “This new majority is not going to be afraid of our shadow. We know that we’ve been elected to do a job, and we’re going to do it.” Thompson noted that…

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Report: Ian Long Posted Messages on Instagram During Shooting Rampage

29-year-old Thousand Oaks bar shooter David Ian Long reportedly posted to Facebo0k’s Instagram social media network during the mass shooting which killed twelve on Wednesday. According to TMZ, Long was “on social media as he shot a dozen people dead, and, based on what we now know, it sounds like they were revenge killings.” TMZ reports that law enforcement officials told the site that Long held his gun in one hand and his phone in the other, posting messages throughout the rampage. Law enforcement officers reportedly learned about the posts several…

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NYT’s Nicholas Kristof Blames NRA for Thousand Oaks Shooting, Ignores California Gun Control Fail

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof blamed the NRA for the Thousand Oaks, California, shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill but ignored the litany of California gun control laws that failed to prevent the attack. The opening two paragraphs of Kristof’s column set the stage: Another needless tragedy in America: This time a gunman opened fire in a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., killing at least 12 people and injuring many more. These horrors happen far more often in America than in other advanced countries partly because of the outsize…

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Reports: David Ian Long, 29, Named as Thousand Oaks Shooting Suspect

The gunman suspected of killing at least 12 people at a Southern California bar late Wednesday evening has been identified as David Ian Long, according to reports. ABC reporter Mike Levine reports that Long used his middle name “Ian,” according to neighbors. The earliest reports of his identity merely called him “Ian Long.” Law enforcement officers say Long was a veteran previously in the U.S. Marine Corps. Sources tell @abc the suspected shooter has been ID’d as David Ian Long. Neighbors say he went by the name Ian. Via: @PierreTABC @JoshMargolin @AaronKatersky…

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Sgt. Ron Helus ‘Ran In and Saved Lives’ During Thousand Oaks Bar Shooting

Sheriff’s Sergeant Ron Helus, the first victim named in the mass shooting at a country bar in Thousand Oaks, CA, “ran in and no doubt saved others” as a young man opened fire and killed at least 12 people — including the near 30-year law enforcement veteran. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean choked back tears as he described the sheriff’s sergeant killed in a mass shooting at a California bar. The sheriff said Sgt. Helus undoubtedly saved lives by going in to confront the gunman. He says Helus was the…

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Photos: At Least 12 People, Including Police Officer, Shot and Killed in CA Dance Bar

At least 12 people were shot and killed at country dance bar in Thousand Oaks, California, Wednesday night. The identified gunman is dead. Fox News described the assailant as “a mysterious man in black clutching a semi-automatic pistol.” One of the first responders, local police Sgt. Ron Helus, is also listed amongst the dead. The Borderline Bar & Grill was full of students who had come for “country night,” when shots rang out around 11:20 pm. Witnesses say the gunman, who was reportedly wearing a trenchcoat, did not say a word before…

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