As TGP’s Cassandra Fairbanks previously reported, an active shooter unleashed a barrage of bullets at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California Tuesday afternoon.
“KPIX 5 reporter Andria Borba said at least two Homeland Security units were responding. Police radio transmissions describe casualties being taken to local hospitals,” CBS reports. “San Francisco General Hospital spokesman Brent Andrew said the hospital received patients from the incident but could not confirm a number.”
YouTube employees took to Twitter to report hearing shots and seeing people running from the scene, as police surrounded the building.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wasted no time calling for gun control; the active shooter situation at YouTube headquarters is still developing.
Pelosi tweeted: My staff & I are closely following developments from the active shooter situation at YouTube HQ in San Bruno, CA. Thank you to our heroic first responders. Our Bay Area community – and all American communities – deserve real action to #EndGunViolence.
My staff & I are closely following developments from the active shooter situation at YouTube HQ in San Bruno, CA. Thank you to our heroic first responders. Our Bay Area community – and all American communities – deserve real action to #EndGunViolence.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 3, 2018
The state of California has the strictest gun control laws in the country.
Breakdown via WaPo:
If you’re a gun owner in California, you must:
- Pass a universal background check, no matter where you buy your gun
- Wait at least 10 days to receive that gun (the idea here is to give law enforcement enough time to conduct the background check)
- Get your handgun microstamped, which means the make, model and serial number of the gun is transferred to each cartridge case every time the gun is fired (the idea is to allow police at a crime scene to trace a gun back to its owner)
- Take and pass a written safety test
- Own most assault weapons or buy and sell large-capacity ammunition magazines or .50 caliber rifles
- Buy your gun through a private sale, like online or via a friend, without first going through a licensed dealer (and thus getting a background check)
- Buy more than one handgun a month