That's funny he does not look like a Muslim terrorist from Syria.Suspect confirmed as Robert L. Dear date of birth of 4/16/1958 pic.twitter.com/4v2GtIsUgT— Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) November 28, 2015
According to HuffPo his name is Robert Lewis Dear and he is 57 years old.
At this time there is really nothing more that we know about the shooter, or his motivations for the attack. Though the Colorado Springs mayor did say you can " make inferences from where it took place."
However I can tell you that the conservative media is desperate that we not assume that it is related to those abortion videos or the co-called "pro-life" movement. (However one GOP lawmaker DID think it was appropriate to attack Planned Parenthood while discussing the ongoing police standoff.)
Here is what President Obama had to say about the shootings:
"Enough is enough," Obama says in a statement a day after a gunman killed three people at a Colorado clinic.
Obama says it's not known what motivated the shooter, but it's clear "more Americans and their families had fear forced upon them" — and that, the president says, "is not normal. We can't let it become normal."
He says if "we truly care about this — if we're going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience," then America must make it harder to get guns.
Amen to that.
Speaking of guns there was at least one Ammosexual who somehow thought bringing his gun to the scene of the stand off was a going to be helpful.
Courtesy of the Gazette:
There was a moment this afternoon when a man walked up to the scene with a handgun strapped to his waist and ammunition vest around his chest. He appeared to be asking police if he could help. Officers told him to leave immediately because appearing at the scene while wearing firearms and that equipment was a bad idea.
I imagine that this guy would also probably walk up to a three alarm fire with a can of gasoline offering to help as well.
Like I said we really do not know what this guy's motivation is as of yet, but I imagine we will before too much longer.