Seal Beach Shooting Massacre Sparks Debate on Twitter

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People discuss gun control and the state of the country online as reported gunman Scott Dekraai allegedly kills eight people in the OC town.

Eight people are dead after a reported gunman opened fire in a bustling Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, Calif. Wednesday -- sparking a furious debate on Twitter about gun control, the state of the country and if alleged shooter Scott Dekraai is a member of the tea party.

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Dekraai, who is in police custody, was reportedly embroiled in a bitter custody dispute and may have been targeting his ex wife, according to the Los Angeles Times.  The last surviving victim is reportedly in critical condition.

Orange County officials call it one of the deadliest crimes they have experienced, and the most violent in small Seal Beach.

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Kimberly Criswell, who owns a salon two doors down, tells the Associated Press: "There was like a 'pop pop' … and my receptionist screamed out, 'He just shot that man' and we all went into the bathroom and called 911. I'm sure I've lost some friends today."

The Twitter debate includes comments like:

vickiannS Victoria Lynch
Seal Beach-& the gun control nuts will be out in force-we have 2 much gun control-if a citizen or 2 had been armed-lives may have been saved

dorion_baker Dorion Baker, HCS
Ok, the shooting in Seal Beach, CA is ridiculous. You've got beef with one person, don't pull everyone else in to your mess.
jaredflint Jared McHugh Flint
Shit. Mass killing in my sleepy little hometown - nyti.ms/pro028

Titanl1 Todd
God Bless the families of those effected in Seal Beach. SMH. Really worry about this Country sometimes.Worse and Worse everyday

chagizzle C. Wizzy
chagizzle 8 people get shot and killed in SEAL BEACH and it makes headlines, 8 people get shot in COMPTON and not one mention... Wow.

brucepknight Bruce P. Knight
This Why We Need More Gun Control: BBC News - California shooting: Eight killed at Seal Beach salon bbc.in/q7nHjI

vickiannS Victoria Lynch
Seal Beach-& the gun control nuts will be out in force-we have 2 much gun control-if a citizen or 2 had been armed-lives may have been saved
H: Seal Beach Shooting Massacre Sparks Debate on Twitter
D: People discuss gun control and the state of the country online as reported gunman Scott Dekraai allegedly kills eight people in the OC town.

Eight people are dead after a reported gunman opened fire in the bustling Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, Calif. Wednesday -- sparking a furious debate on Twitter about gun control, the state of the country and if alleged  shooter Scott Dekraai is a member of the tea party.

Dekraai, who is in police custody, was reportedly embroiled in a bitter custody dispute and may have been targeting his ex wife, according to the Los Angeles Times.  The last surviving victim is reportedly in critical condition.

Orange County officials call it one of the deadliest crimes they have experienced, and the most violent in small Seal Beach.

Kimberly Criswell, who owns a salon two doors down, tells the Associated Press: "There was like a 'pop pop' … and my receptionist screamed out, 'He just shot that man' and we all went into the bathroom and called 911. I'm sure I've lost some friends today."

The Twitter debate includes comments like:

vickiannS Victoria Lynch
Seal Beach-& the gun control nuts will be out in force-we have 2 much gun control-if a citizen or 2 had been armed-lives may have been saved

dorion_baker Dorion Baker, HCS
Ok, the shooting in Seal Beach, CA is ridiculous. You've got beef with one person, don't pull everyone else in to your mess.
jaredflint Jared McHugh Flint
Shit. Mass killing in my sleepy little hometown - nyti.ms/pro028

Titanl1 Todd
God Bless the families of those effected in Seal Beach. SMH. Really worry about this Country sometimes.Worse and Worse everyday

chagizzle C. Wizzy
chagizzle 8 people get shot and killed in SEAL BEACH and it makes headlines, 8 people get shot in COMPTON and not one mention... Wow.

brucepknight Bruce P. Knight
This Why We Need More Gun Control: BBC News - California shooting: Eight killed at Seal Beach salon bbc.in/q7nHjI

vickiannS Victoria Lynch
Seal Beach-& the gun control nuts will be out in force-we have 2 much gun control-if a citizen or 2 had been armed-lives may have been saved

anaperiodista Ana Beatriz Cholo
Should've known. RT @GregMitch: Mass killer in Seal Beach, Ca. drove truck with Tea Party license plate: bit.ly/pZUdBh #p2 #tcot

AzureGhost Azure Ghost
Seal Beach shooter had Tea Party license plate. Where's the #FoxNews outrage? Oh, right--it's the #OWS folks who are the real problem. #p2

Peacepox Mom
Comrade Palin,is it time for another ‘Blood Libel’ speech? tinyurl.com/43t33pk Shooter in Seal Beach "Join the Tea Party" @P2Blogs @TPM

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