Yeah I’m insane – Final Facebook post of Ian David Long who shot 11 people in California

The final Facebook post credited to Ian David Long, the ex-marine officer who gunned down 11 people during a student night at a country music bar in California, has been pulled out of the platform.

Yeah I'm insane - Final Facebook post of Ian David Long who shot 11 people in California lailasnews


Ian David Long who stormed into the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday night, firing into the crowd before turning the gun on himself, wrote on Facebook which has long been deleted;

‘I hope people call me insane… (laughing emojis).. wouldn’t that just be a big ball of irony?

‘Yeah.. I’m insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is ‘hopes and prayers’.. or ‘keep you in my thoughts’… every time… and wonder why these keep happening…’

The motive behind the massacre is not clear and is under investigation, Dean said, adding that investigators found no immediate reason to believe that the Borderline Bar & Grill was specifically targeted.

Long was in the United States Marine Corps. The USMC released Long’s service record, detailing that he served from 2008 to 2013, deploying to Afghanistan from Nov. 16, 2010 to June 14, 2011. His ranking was a corporal as a machine gunner, the USMC said.

The Marine Corps said Long earned several awards, including a Combat Action Ribbon and a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Third Marine Division in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Long had several interactions with the sheriff’s department over the years, Dean said. These incidents include a traffic collision, a traffic citation as well as an instance in which Long was a victim of battery at a local bar in 2015.

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  1. It could be an expression of long bottled anger towards something yet unknown. He’s simply insane and such wild animal should not living amidst humans. God will save us from all these best-like men

  2. Why do this guy’s in America take lives they didn’t create as if they are killing chicken for thanksgiving. Why this wickedness if he didn’t kill himself now he will claim temporary insanity. So sad

  3. at least he admitted he was insane which is the more reason the internet world should have paid close attention but no, everyone is used to junk posts on social media so no one knows when there is a serious case at hand. if his post had been reported to the appropriate authority, i doubt we will be discussing his mass shooting but will be talking of how a facebook post of a US marine landed him questions

  4. DAVID LONG SAID HE WAS INSANE.HE DECLARED IT AND SO WE NEED LOOK NO FURTHER FOR EXPLANATIONS CONCERNING HIS ACTIONS.HE KILLED HIMSELF AND THAT WRAPS UP THE CASE…..REALLY?

    DAVID LONG WAS BOTHERED BY THE FACT THAT NOTHING MUCH HAPPENS AFTER EACH KILLINGS IN THE PAST.AND TO MAKE SURE THAT NOTHING MUCH HAPPENS IN HIS OWN CASE, HE KILLED HIMSELF.DEAD END.

    NOW FOR THOSE ALIVE IN AMERICA AND PERHAPS ELSE WHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE THIS KIND OF KILLINGS HAPPEN REGULARLY (THE ORDER OF THE DAY), LONG WANTS YOU TO BE PROACTIVE, BECAUSE OTHERS AS SICK AS HE WAS AND PERHAPS “SICKER” THAN HIM WILL RISE UP TO KILL MANY MORE.AND NOTHING MUCH WILL HAPPEN.

    HE WANTS YOU THEREFORE TO PROTECT YOURSELF. HOW? I DO NOT KNOW.ONLY HIM KNOWS. BUT I WILL LIKE TO SUGGEST AS FOLLOWS:

    – CHANGE YOUR HABITS.ALTER COMPLETELY HOW AND WHERE YOU SPENT YOUR TIME FOR RECREATION.

    – BE YOUR SELF – PROTECTOR.THE POLICE MAY NOT HELP YOU ULTIMATELY.

    -BE LIVE – CONSCIOUS. DETERMINE TO STAY ALIVE AND ACT CONSCIOUSLY TOWARDS THAT.

    -LIMIT THE FREQUENCY AND THE TIME SPENT ON PUBLIC SOCIALIZATION.

    -AVOID CROWDED SET UPS

    -STAY HOME MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, AFTER WORK.

    -CARRY YOUR OWN ROD OR IRON AROUND.IF NEED BE SHOOT DOWN THE IDIOT BEFORE YOU GO DOWN.LIVE IN ANTICIPATION THAT THE SICK ARE ALWAYS AROUND.

    – IN A PUBLIC PLACE, HAVE YOUR BACK TO THE WALL AND EYES TO THE ENTRANCE DOOR.BE YOURSELF – POLICEMAN IN PLAINCLOTHES.

    – IN PUBLIC PLACES LOCATE THE EXIT AND BE READY TO USE THE SAME CAUTIOUSLY, SINCE A KILLER – PARTNER MAY BE THERE. BE VERY WARY AS YOU MAKE YOUR EXIT.

    – STUN GUNS AND ACID – SPRAYING GUNS MUST BE HANDY.USE THEM AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER.

    THE WORLD HAS BECOME A JUNGLE.TRAIN YOURSELF TO SURVIVE IN THE JUNGLE. IN THE JUNGLE,THE FASTEST GAZELLE HAS TO OUTRUN THE FASTEST LION OR IT BECOMES THE THE LION’S BREAKFAST AS THE SUN RISES.AND SO EVERY DAY, AS THE SUN RISES EVERY DAY BOTH THE LION AND THE GAZELLE ARE ON THE RUN. ONLY THE FASTEST COMES HOME TO ROOST AT DUSK ….

    ………..AND SO, WE ALL MUST RUN AND KEEP RUNNING DAILY BEFORE THE SICK HUNTS US DOWN .

    PEACE.

  5. Terrorism is fast becoming part of our lives. We now live in a world where every individual can potentially turn into a terrorist overnight. This is a scarry development for the security of the world. The countless wars going on in several areas around the world further exposes us to these acts of terrorism.

  6. I pray they will investigate more on him to find out why he took innocent life for l know that a man in his right senses will know do that

  7. He might have gone through a lot but there are many agencies he could have talked to. Via the last Facebook post showed things were not going right for him and he is truly insane .

  8. Many are suffering and going through mental disorders which no one or at most few people notice….may the souls of the dead rest in peace.

  9. Close investigation should be carryout to know why he open fire to people, and government should do something to the deceases families.

  10. Insanity has always been the first line of excuse these psychopaths use to justify their terrible deeds. People like this should have no place under the sun.

  11. This the the kind of trauma these soldiers face,after the wars they are affected in several ways,this one was completely insane!so bad that he took those innocent lives with him,he should have just committed the suicide on his own,wake up call to the Government of America to have their returnees soldiers monitored and then gently eased back to regular life after the horrors they see and face in the war zone.

  12. The motive behind the massacre is not clear and is under investigation, Dean said, adding that investigators found no immediate reason to believe that the Borderline Bar & Grill was specifically targeted. You just wake and kill without a reason

  13. Being a Machine Gunner in the Navy really means that he is used to taking lives.
    But it wasn’t clear to him that these ones he he took was actually innocent. He was indeed insane. We can only pray

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