Recently, the police chief in San Bernardino said that the mass murder by Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik was set off by Farook being forced to attend a Christmas party. If that’s true, I guess Farook illegally modified his rifle to shoot faster and Farook would go to the shooting range to practice on the off chance one or both of them were forced to attend a party. Police have released a video, showing the couple practicing for a mass killing.
Security camera footage obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com shows the 28-year-old fanatic at the Magnum Gun Range in Riverside, just two days before the atrocity last December.
In one chilling scene, recorded on November 30, Farook is seen adjusting the sights on the Smith & Wesson M&P15 rifle later used in the shooting, while another shows him inspecting a human-shaped target dotted with bullet holes.
He is also seen chatting with staff, rummaging in the trunk of his mother’s black sedan car and inspecting his handiwork with the help of a set of binoculars.
What is most chilling about the footage is that it discloses how Farook specifically practiced using his rifle at short rage, firing at targets 25 feet away.
Long guns are usually used at distances of more than 40 feet – meaning his practice at the range suggests he was getting ready to use the weapon indoors.
The fanatic’s demeanor did not set off alarm bells among staff at the range – as he went out of his way to be normal and chatty.
‘He seemed very normal at the time, not like anyone about to do something crazy or harmful to people,’ said Mike McGee, 23, the Magnum employee who footage shows speaking with Farook at the range’s counter.