Let’s start at the end of this report by California’s kcoy.com: “Isla Vista Foot Patrol and UC Police conducted a check off the area with a K9 unit. At about 7:00AM authorities detained the suspect and recovered the weapon. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says the man owned the rifle legal [sic] and no crime was committed. They say he was transferring his rifle from his car to his apartment and made no threats.” “Recovered the weapon”? Is that what the California cops do with legally owned guns when the locals spot one and have a cow? OK, so, can you guess how much trouble this “inadvertent brandishing” caused. Hint: this went down somewhere near UC Santa Barbara, one of America’s premier party schools (Floatopia above) . . .
UC Santa Barbara Campus Police sent out alerts of a man with a rifle walking down Sabado Tarde in Isla Vista just a few blocks from the UCSB campus. At about 4:00 AM UC Santa Barbara Police sent out emergency alerts via email and text message warning students and staff of a man walking around Isla Vista with a rifle.
“It’s once a week you have an alert, really, it’s like oh someone was assaulted and arrested, there was a break in the library, guy was running around with a weapon. It’s really scary!” says UCSB student Michelle Alfarez . . .
UC Santa Barbara has an emergency alert system which warns students of threats in the area. You can register for these alerts by logging onto the UCSB alert page and warnings can be sent to directly to your phone via email or text message.
I am so in. And while I await the alerts about crappy punch and professors who actually failed a student, note that California will soon have a ban on openly carrying long guns. If Rifle Guy’s neighbors had ratted him out after January 1, 2013, he could have been looking at six months in prison and/or a $1000 fine. How great is that?