A man from California was inspired to destroy his own personal gun after the troubling mass shooting that just occurred in California.
Gunman Kevin Janson Neal went on a deadly 45-minute rampage through rural Rancho Tehama on Tuesday, a quiet area about 120 miles northwest of downtown Sacramento.
Chad Vachter of Riverside County, California posted a video on Facebook explaining how believes in the Second Amendment but he will no longer have weapons of mass destruction in his home.
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Chad Vachter of Riverside County, California is pictured here explaining how believes in the Second Amendment but he will no longer have weapons of mass destruction in his home
He was inspired to destroy his own personal gun after the troubling mass shooting that just occurred in California, pictured here smashing it with a hammer
He captioned the video: ‘I challenge anyone anywhere to destroy their personally owned assault weapons. Barrel needs to be cut twice and the bolt carrier group / receiver must be cut and smashed as well.’
‘Every decommissioned assault rifle destroyed is one that cannot fall into the wrong hands. I know many people are safe gun owners / handlers . But no one is 100 percent theft / loss proof.’
‘I personally am keeping a shotgun, for home defense. In reasonable accord with constitutional rights/ 2nd amendment but my right to bear arms should not infringe on anyone’s rights to peacefully assemble, worship, go to school and just plain go about their life without fear of random mass murders by a single individual. #notwiththisgun.’
In the video he pleaded with other gun owners: ‘I challenge anyone anywhere to destroy their personally owned assault weapons’
His autistic son receives treatment at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, a location the gunman hit up during his craze shooting.
This was very poignant for Chad: ‘So when my son is old enough to realize that someone went in there and shot up that place and he sees that gun in my possession and asks me “why do you have it Daddy,” I don’t have a good answer,’ he told KMIR.
‘I can’t do it. I can’t have something in my house that so easily could become part of another situation like that and I’m not gonna be desensitized to that, I refuse to,’ he stated.
He expressed deep sorrow for the victims but he did say ‘I feel like I’ve done the only thing I can do in this equation, even if it’s just a small thing. I did my part to make things better.’
Pictured here is his AR-15, which is a semi-automatic version of the United States military M16 rifle
In the video Chad can be seeing using a hammer to smash his AR-15 gun to bits, he’s pictured here holding the gun
In the video Chad can be seeing using a hammer to smash his AR-15 gun to bits.
The California shooting began just before 8am when officers received reports of a man down on Bobcat Lane near Fawn Lane.
The shooter’s weapons included two AR-15 type semi-automatic rifles with multi-round magazines that he allegedly assembled himself.
In recent months there have been several mass shootings, including the deadliest one in US history which occurred in Las Vegas.
And now many celebrities are using their platform to bring awareness to the dangers of guns.
Hilary Clinton, Billy Eichner, Gigi Hadid, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Emmy Rossum, Julianne Moore and Joe Biden are just some of the individuals who have protested against gun violence following the horrific mass shooting that took place at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival.
Former Vice President Biden tweeted after the Las Vegas shooting pleading for change (pictured above)
Former First Lady Hillary Clinton asked people to see this is a human issue as opposed to political
Former Vice President Biden tweeted: ‘How long do we let gun violence tear families apart? Enough. Congress & the WH should act now to save lives. There’s no excuse for inaction.’
Fellow politician Clinton seconded that by saying ‘our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.’
Model Gigi said on Twitter: ‘It sickens me the ease in which a TERRORIST can be sold a GUN. Is the ease really worth all these lives?! This needs to stop.’
Gigi Hadid couldn’t hide her anger on Twitter blasting the American laws regarding guns