Friday, June 29, 2018

When Seconds Count...

The police are only minutes away.

'There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.' --Phil Davis, Capital Gazette.


Borepatch said...

First thought: I wonder if any of the surviving newsmen will reconsider their support for gun control.

Second thought: the cops were there within a minute (!). Rather than setting up a perimeter, they went right in. This is about as good as it can be relying on the Police to save you and there's still five dead.

ASM826 said...

Exactly. Stepping behind hard cover and drawing your concealed carry weapon with intent is the solution to workplace/school shooters. Cowering under a desk until some other person shows up with a gun, not so much.

Fred said...

So "Hands up, don't shoot" didn't work this time either?

Eagle said...

"Duck and cover" was a lie in the '50s. It's a lie today too. And both lies are spread by people who *know* they're lying.

Glen Filthie said...

Maybe I am missing it, but there seems to be several things out of place on this one.

The pieces I’ve seen thus far curtly dismiss the shooter as a loon. Usually the media idolizes the perp and he’s hyped and sensationalized as some kind of antihero or as the devil incarnate. There is a curious lack of blood dancing and virtue signalling going on too. The usual chattering skulls and rage heads are going quiet as church mice. Where is the spaghetti armed David Hogg and his retinue of shrieking schoolgirls and soyboys?

After decades of pozzed yellow journalism my take on it is this: somewhere in this, the media slobs involved probably had a hand in goading the perp. It’s one thing for a loon to flip out and go on a killing spree. It’s quite another if it’s the result of an irresponsible media hit piece followed by their abusive lawfare.

The left is learning a lot of hard lessons right now. You can’t have the trappings of freedom and liberty without things like integrity and responsibility and restraint.

I hope it hurts and have no sympathy for them at all. I hope media shootings become as popular as school shootings.

Chris said...

I was driving back to Baltimore from Raleigh, NC during the immediate aftermath of this. What I found interesting (and other emotions) was that the ABC (radio) news guy was speculating about whether this was the first of a series of planned attacks against newspapers. Seriously. And he noted that the FBI (?!) and local police in New York and LA and other cities were sending armed thugs to newsrooms just in case. Of course, they were assuming that only a right-wing nut job would shoot up a holy newspaper office.

I laughed out loud as I heard this seriously discussed. Sure, there was a very remote possibility that his speculation had a very small chance of being accurate, but most non-leftists I know or communicate with online know that newspapers are dead already, and we're just waiting for these publications to reach room temperature.

And then there was the weapon on choice. A shotgun. If this attack was part of someone's larger plan, why choose a shotgun? This is at the point in the afternoon when they knew there were five dead from a shotgun and the shooter has surrendered without a fight, but was refusing to ID himself. That sounded like a lone nut, a loser of some sort, to me. Not a dedicated member of a conspiracy.

Is anyone on the left still capable of rational analysis of facts without shading them with their projected paranoia that the rest of us want to do to them what they are planning to do to us, once we are disarmed?

Borepatch said...

Glen, the Usual Suspects are shutting up because:

1. He was hispanic, not white.

2. He was a Democrat, not a Trumpian.

3. He used a shotgun, not an AR-15.

None of these help their narrative, and so down the memory hole he goes.

libertyman said...

If the fellow had the presence of mind to understand the gunman was reloading, why did he not throttle him at that vulnerable moment?