Thursday, June 28, 2018

Mass Murder: Shotgun

Not random.  6/28/18 Chicago Tribune:
At least five people were killed and several others were “gravely injured” in a shooting Thursday afternoon at the Capital Gazette in Anne Arundel County, authorities said.
A shooter is in custody, police said.
“This was a targeted attack on the Capital Gazette,” said Anne Arundel County Deputy Police Chief William Krampf. “This person was prepared today to come in. He was prepared to shoot people.”
The suspect is [redacted], a 38-year-old Laurel man with a longstanding dispute with the Capital, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation....
n 2012, [redacted] brought a defamation suit against the columnist and the paper’s former editor and publisher. In 2015, Maryland’s second-highest court upheld a ruling in favor of the Capital Gazette and a former reporter who were accused by [redacted] of defamation.
Police said a shotgun was used in the incident. They said officers did not exchange gunfire with the suspect, who was now being interrogated. They said officers had recovered “smoke grenades” used by the suspect in the building, located at 888 Bestgate Road. About 170 people were inside at the time of the shooting, police said.
So did the paper call the murderer a hothead?

Shotgun, not an "assault weapon."  Try and ban shotguns.  Watch where that goes.

Fortunately Maryland has very strict gun laws, so this obviously could not have happened.

In any case, not Trump's fault.

6/29/18 New York Times reports the guy was giving plenty of signals that this was going to turn bad.  If only Maryland had gun control laws!


  1. Any weapon is an assault weapon if it's used properly.

  2. Please don't publish these fools' names.

  3. Fixed. It is easy to forget when copying text.

  4. This guy is a long-time nut case, with grievances that go back for years; so naturally the Left is now claiming that "Trump drove him to it," and that "He's a Trump supporter."

    The story will go away as soon as those propositions prove to hold no water.