“No Guns” Sign Prominently Displayed During News Report Covering Today’s FedEx Shooting
If you followed today’s shooting at a FedEx facility in Georgia in which six people were injured and the shooter was killed, you might have noticed something ironic in the parking lot of the building.
As you can see in the screenshot above, the building is a gun free zone.
In Georgia, signs don’t hold legal weight, but if you were a FedEx employee and violated this policy I’m sure you could be terminated. I doubt many people would take that risk.
It’s just the latest example of a mass shooting in a gun free zone.
According to media sources, the weapon used by the shooter was a shotgun. This further illustrates that banning certain types of firearms is a ludicrous proposition as even simple sporting arms can be used to inflict great harm when the victims are unarmed.
According to CNN,
A FedEx package handler went on a shooting rampage early Tuesday at his workplace in suburban Atlanta, wounding six people — three of them critically — before turning the gun on himself, officials said.
“That individual is deceased here at the scene,” Cobb County Police Department Sgt. Dana Pierce told reporters. Police were sweeping the area with search dogs to ensure no secondary devices had been planted.
Pierce would not release the name of the employee, whose body was found near a shotgun. “That was the only weapon that he had at that time,” Pierce said. “As far as I know, he worked at this location.”
Because of the above facts, this incident is getting little play in the mainstream media compared to other recent mass shootings.
If it’s not someone using a semi-auto rifle to commit a crime then it doesn’t fit the media’s agenda in regards to firearms. The situation with the LA Clippers NBA team is getting far more press than this incident.