Rams plan moment of silence for Thousand Oaks shooting victims

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Wednesday’s mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, took place less than five miles from the Rams’ practice facility, and the team is planning a moment of silence for the victims before Sunday’s game at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

“Our organization’s thoughts and prayers are with the families and the victims that were affected by this terrible act that took place in our area,” Rams coach Sean McVay said.

Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth said players were shaken by the shooting in their area.

“I just don’t believe that sitting there wondering is the best way. Find a way to put your feet on the ground and take action and get involved in some way,” Whitworth said.

The gunman entered a bar frequented by college students late on Wednesday night with a semi-automatic pistol and shot and killed 12 people before turning the gun on himself. Another two dozen people suffered non-fatal injuries.

15 responses to “Rams plan moment of silence for Thousand Oaks shooting victims

  1. wozzmann1955 says:
    November 9, 2018 at 9:45 am
    More silence,, welcome to the soft parade
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    I’m not 100% sure what this means but it seems to mean something repugnant?

  2. factschecker says:
    I’m not 100% sure what this means but it seems to mean something repugnant?
    wozzmann1955 says
    No disrespect for victims,,I’m saying we dont need more silence,we need more voices pleading for change until change comes around,,,soft parade meaning showing concern but not saying anything or acting on the issue,,

  3. Agreed wozzmann. Enough of the thoughts and prayers routine. There have been a dozen mass shootings since the massacre in Pittsburgh just a couple of weeks ago. Time for a change.

  4. No disrespect for victims,,I’m saying we dont need more silence,we need more voices pleading for change until change comes around
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    Thanks for the clarification. I’m with you 100%!

    I apologies for the misunderstanding.

  5. Saw a stat the other day… the USA has 4% of the world’s population … and 46% of its guns.

    But yeah. It’s a mental health issue. Guess no other countries have mental health problems. So insane.

  6. There has ALWAYS been people who are crazy, depressed, non-caring about other humans for over 200 years in this country….the spike in mass M in the last 15 years can be traced to ease of access to guns and a unstable mind. So why can’t we fix it?

  7. hoosierhandicapper says:

    Saw a stat the other day… the USA has 4% of the world’s population … and 46% of its guns.
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    Freedom.

  8. Serious question. How can we change people to not be crazy? As long as we have crazies among us, crazy stuff will happen. We can’t stop car accidents either. Crazy people are nature’s accidents. We definitely need more training how to respond and defend against an active shooter.

  9. We definitely need more training how to respond and defend against an active shooter
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    A good portion of people at the bar was military and off duty cops. Their training is pretty good and this still happened

  10. I’ve got a better reaction to the latest gun massacre: GUN CONTROL! The only people who should be allowed guns are the police and hunters who put food on the table by killing wild animals. And, a bona fide hunter needs only a single-shot rifle or shotgun. Everything else should be banned!

  11. Never happen.Congress has been bought and paid for by the gun lobby for decades – both parties. The best and first step is campaign reform … where the money comes from – that’ll never happen neither … Congress would have to enact such legislation and such legislation would severely hamper their respective retirements.

  12. This is just my thought on the matter. I’m tired of this gun violence on a weekly basis in America. Two good guys with a gun didn’t mean a thing to one bad guy with a gun. The security guy was shot as the madman entered the building and the brave cop who made his way in as a first responder was virtually killed as he entered the building. I don’t even know how to think of this. Then you go on social media and there is a vast amount of idiots claiming all mass shooting are false flags to regulate gun control…

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