June 5, 2014

"One dead, three wounded:" Meanwhile, in my neighborhood, on a beautiful summer afternoon....

We're in Year 2 of this local "Ceasefire" effort in the City of Seattle.

One dead, three wounded in shooting on Seattle Pacific University campus "Authorities say that a man walked into a building at Seattle Pacific University and opened fire, killing a 20-year-old man and injuring three others. NBC News reports that the suspect is in custody, and police say that no one else is being sought.

"Seattle police say that the man entered Otto Miller Hall, the school's engineering and math building, carrying a shotgun. Four people were shot before the man stopped to reload, and at that time a student security guard pepper-sprayed him. Other students then jumped in and pinned him to the ground.

"A spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center said that a 20-year-old woman is in surgery in critical condition, while two others are in satisfactory condition."


This crime scene is four blocks from my home. Seems like the "Washington Ceasefire" is breaking down in the hood.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 5, 2014 11:54 PM
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Sweet mercy! Just damn, Gerard.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at June 5, 2014 7:06 PM

Only 4 shots and he had to reload?

Doesn't make sense.

You shoot with your right while loading with your left, therefore you never run out.

This isn't rocket surgery, but you do have to have an operable brain.

Posted by: ghostsniper at June 5, 2014 7:26 PM

Meanwhile how many people died in Chicago today, and how many were wounded?

Posted by: RKV at June 5, 2014 8:32 PM


Posted by: vanderleun at June 5, 2014 8:38 PM

We live among lefties, my friend.

Sooner or later all that hatred is bound to spill over.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at June 5, 2014 8:59 PM

Also -

If you live in a neighborhood with those signs, I trust you have enough common sense to keep a gun.

Or two.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at June 5, 2014 9:02 PM

All these shootings in the last 5 years sure are convenient for the anti-second amendment loonies. Something's rotten in Denmark.

Posted by: D S Craft at June 5, 2014 9:13 PM

But.... but ....... this is unpossible. That was a gun free zone!

Someone is lying here.

Posted by: R Daneel at June 5, 2014 9:24 PM

Hung up on the hardware. More deaths due to swimming pools or incompetent doctors or alcohol and vehicles. Or abortion clinics. None of these airy-fairy folks comprehend that it is people doing all the shooting and if they didn't have firearms they'd use machetes like in Rwanda, kill haffa million swinging those things. Or sticks and rocks.

The most effective deterrent to people shooting other people is death. Summary justice, no talking, take no prisoners. When you watch a couple of gun punks walking through a mall shooting at random there is only one appropriate response: kill them. The police? They carry guns to protect themselves, not you and I. And their main function is to come along after all the shooting is over and chalk outlines and get eyewitness statements. Rare and only coincidental would be a cop at the scene that could shoot the bastards. Armed citizens protect each other.

Posted by: chasmatic at June 6, 2014 2:45 AM

Another promising person taken away in the height of their bud, yet to bloom. I am deeply saddened for their parents. I called #1 daughter to account for her whereabouts, knowing how mobile she is and how close SPU is to home even though lower QA is a more likely spot for something like this and she spends more time there. SPU is about the last place I would have expected a murderous rampage in Seattle. When our idiot mayor used the event as a platform for gun control he left out the part about controlling the people who commit these acts. I'm sure we'll be hearing about prior police reports, ghoulish FB postings and all the usual warnings. Shooters like these often have social markings like all the vividly-colored creatures in nature, screaming "don't eat me, I'm poisonous!" When will we stop focusing on guns and start looking at the wobbly personality of the person who owns them or has even easier access to other weapons?

The problem is an increasingly Godless society. A lot of people are morally adrift without an understanding of their eternal life. The opposite of Heaven is not nothing. That, I would think, would be a much larger deterent than deadly force.

Posted by: AbigailAdam,s at June 6, 2014 4:07 AM

My house is a gun free zone. This is means gun free for you, NOT me. I always have a piece within reach.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at June 6, 2014 5:50 AM

Sounds like a good town to open a branch of the Chicago Body Armor Mart. Any market studies out there?

Posted by: BillH at June 6, 2014 9:03 AM

What is all this *easy access* nonsense people are complaining about?

How is purchasing a gun easier than purchasing anything else?

It's actually a little difficult to buy a gun, more so that just about everything else out there.

The next gun I buy will be from a private owner rather than a gov't controlled firearms dealer.

It's no one's business what I possess.

Posted by: ghostsniper at June 6, 2014 10:15 AM

Ghost: you got that right. Firearms are the most controlled consumer good on the market. Easy to buy a three ton vehicle capable of hundred mph collisions, easy to buy booze, drugs, poisonous chemicals, gasoline. Easy to contract a contagious disease and spread it around to anyone in proximity. Medical malpractice, we got insurance, no big deal. Teachers coming in close contact with our children, movies and video like do it yourself kits for weird sex, homemade rockets, the social networks that can gather hundreds for a swarm of a shopping mall. All that stuff is ridiculously easy to obtain. Firearms, uh uh. Background checks, triple serial number inventory and tracking procedures, hundreds of laws restricting where and when and how many and what kind.

There are hundreds of ways to kill, maim, coerce, destroy people places and things. Firearms is but one of the ways.

Posted by: chasmatic at June 6, 2014 10:09 PM

Does anyone know if the pepper spray was issued to Jon Meis, the building monitor? Or is this another sign of the young man's forethought?

Posted by: Dave at June 7, 2014 9:06 AM

Meis typically carries pepper spray with him wherever he goes, because he likes to be prepared, Salgado said.

Posted by: vanderleun at June 7, 2014 10:22 AM

Thanks, Gerard. I didn't think it was an exemption to the gun free campus. So once again, an armed good guy prevented further killings.

Posted by: Dave at June 7, 2014 11:52 AM

I didn't think it was an exemption to the gun free campus.

Probably isn't. My money is on that the next update to this regards this most excellent young man getting his dick in the wringer for "breaking their rules".

"Institutes of Higher Learning" My Ass.

Posted by: On the North River at June 8, 2014 10:06 PM