The head of the U.S. Bishops Conference (USCCB) called for the enactment of “reasonable gun measures to help curb this mad loss of life” following a fatal shooting incident in Thousand Oaks, California, on Thursday.
According to Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean, the Thousand Oaks shooter, David Ian Long, used a legally purchased .45 caliber handgun in his attack, complying with gun laws.
A spokesman for the Ventura County Police Department, Captain Garo Kuredjian, told Breitbart News that there had been six off-duty police officers inside the bar at the time of the shooting, but that they were most likely unarmed.
“The bishops continue to ask that public policies be supported that would enact reasonable gun measures to help curb this mad loss of life.”
Love begets love, and peace begets peace, but anger, hatred and violence breed more of the same,” he said.