What aren’t we being told about the Oregon community college shooting?
We pretty much know that 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer (Army reject) was targeting Christians, telling his victims to stand and state their religion.
We know that Umpqua was in a gun-free zone, making it more difficult for anyone to protect themselves if a madman walked onto the premises with six guns.
But we’re just now learning that Mercer spared a student at the school in order for that person to deliver a package to the police.
From The Blaze:
As a 26-year-old killer gunned down victims inside a college classroom, he spared one student and gave him a package to deliver to authorities, according to the grandmother of a student who witnessed the deadly rampage in Oregon.
The grandmother, Janet Willis, said her granddaughter Anastasia Boylan was wounded in the Thursday attack and pretended to be dead as Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer kept firing, killing eight students and a teacher.
Willis said she visited her 18-year-old granddaughter in a hospital in Eugene, where the sobbing Boylan told her: “‘Grandma, he killed my teacher! He killed my teacher! I saw it!’”
Boylan also said the shooter told one student in the writing class to stand in a corner, handed him a package and told him to deliver it to authorities, Willis recalled. So far, authorities have not said anything about such a package.
To speculate on what was inside the package is meaningless at this point.
The question is why weren’t we told about it in the first place?
Is something a little off here? From the beginning, the whole thing seemed a little twisted.
For instance, why would President Obama rush to the podium whining about gun control before he knew all the facts about the case – like that Mercer was hunting Christians, and that he is possibly a radical Islamist?