San Jose mass shooting: Rail yard killer evaded California’s tough gun laws
Emergency responders gather at the scene of a mass shooting on May 26, 2021, at a rail yard in San Jose, Calif.. - AMY OSBORNE/AFP/AFP/TNS

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The smoke had barely cleared after Wednesday’s deadly rampage by a disgruntled maintenance worker at a San Jose light rail yard when it became the focus of the nation’s fevered debate over gun laws. The San Francisco Bay Area’s deadliest mass shooting prompted President Joe Biden to urge Congress to “help end this epidemic of gun violence in America.” Gov. Gavin Newsom visited the scene and recalled another mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in 2019. Advocates for stricter gun laws argued that this latest in a series of mass shootings nationally is proof of the need...