He shot three young people to death with guns, which he bought legally. But he butchered his first three victims with a knife and also tried to kill several people by deliberately running them over with his BMW.
Using a knife to kill three people apparently made no impression on some of the knee-jerkers in the California Assembly because they didn't immediately propose a new law outlawing Ginsu knives.
For them and the liberal media, it's all about guns.
But no matter what we do to toughen gun laws, upgrade our mental health services or increase the number of citizens with gun-carry permits, we will never prevent every future crazy person from murdering innocent people if that's what he is determined to do.
As I've written in this column before, in a country of 315 million people and nearly as many guns, "crazies happen" -- and there's nothing we can do to stop them.