I’m hearing that he walked up to the security checkpoint and fired the AR-15 into the air a couple of times. An air marshal fired at him and missed, then the perp pulled out another pistol and shot himself. Ambulance there, he may still be alive?
Hubby just left about an hour ago to help set up for the NRA convention. He does the check-in to inspect any guns that are brought in for the booths, etc. I’ve been telling him for the last couple of days to watch out for someone trying to disrupt the convention, that some anti-gun nut was going to try and make news.
It’s a good thing that the guy was the only one hurt. It should be interesting to find out about the guy’s background.
Agree and agree.
I'm appalled at myself, but I couldn't help laughing at this. It makes me think of a weird fusion of suicide by cop and that scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark where Harrison Ford pops the big sword-flashing arab. The AR guy, not finding a skilled cop to shoot him, has to do it himself.
Similar story out of the Oregon (or was it Washington?) shopping mall shooting just before the Newtown Massacre. Guy opened fire, hitting a couple of people. Some CCW guy shot back and missed. Perp immediately shot himself. These guys only want the power rush of killing unopposed and ending with suicide--the ultimate in control. Like hitting the delete key on your own existence. Being in a firefight doesn't interest them, and being wounded and taken alive even less. Guys in firefights hope to live. Most of these guys don't.