Skip to comments.1 of 6 victims shot at FedEx facility remains critical; dead suspect identified as a baggage handler
Posted on 04/29/2014 3:15:36 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
A 19-year-old baggage handler, who was armed like Rambo, opened fire on his co-workers at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw early this morning, injuring six people, before killing himself.
The gunman has been identified as Geddy Kramer. Cobb County police say the man walked into the FedEx warehouse on Airport Road and opened fire. Six men and women between the ages of 19 and 52 were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where one of them remains in critical condition.
Geddy is reportedly a 2013 graduate of North Cobb High School.
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Mighty young to have the level of anger.
Went postal at FedEx.
I would suspect pharmaceuticals might be involved.
I bet he was off his antidepressants.
Maybe he thought he deserved more than minimum wage.
That’s it! I want all Rambo movies banned from any further viewing!
Hmm. Kennesaw...where firearms are technically mandated.
I wonder what Fedex’s firearms policy is.
Maybe. But he appears to have planned this. He left a number of Molotov cocktails or other kinds of explosives there, so I guess he intended to really destroy the place.
I don’t know why he decided to kill himself after the first shootings; pity he didn’t just decide to do that first, but at least he didn’t go ahead and set fire to the building or any of his co-workers.
“I wonder what Fedexs firearms policy is.”
New Gun at Work Laws: Protecting Workplace Safety or Increasing Workplace Liability?
Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 10:52 am, by Kevin Houng
Within the past year, three of the top 25 deadliest shootings in America since 1965 have taken place. Due to the heightened publicity, both gun control and gun rights groups are lobbying their state legislators extensively. In several states, gun rights groups have convinced legislators to grant employees the right to store firearms within their cars at work. At the moment, 22 states have passed laws limiting an employers ability to create a gun-free workplace.
Recently, Tennessee passed a new gun-at-work law that went into effect July 1, 2013. The law gives handgun carry-permit holders the right to transport and store firearms as well as ammunition in a vehicle within an employers parking lot. Though each states Bring Your Gun to Work law varies in scope and detail, for the most part, employers can keep firearms out of offices and factories but not out of the parking lot.
Employers like FedEx and Volkswagen have fought the laws, arguing that, as employers, they have the right to maintain a safe and gun-free workplace. Such mandates force employers to recognize red flags in their employees behavior while balancing their employees rights to privacy. Mark Hogan, vice president of security for FedEx, told Tennessee lawmakers a private homeowner is able to tell his guests whether they can bring a gun into his yard, [and] FedEx should have the right to decide what it will and will not allow on its private property.
What with the Post Office and FedEx and all these companies that are buying millions of rounds of ammo, this handler was just thinking that he ought to use some of them.
“I bet he was off his antidepressants.”
Yeah, that must be it as I pointed out in a post earlier today.
Does not appear to be a terrorist or an inner city thug.
So it has to be antidepressants or maybe video games.
Especially at a non-airport handling facility?
“Mighty young to have the level of anger.”
I don’t know what this guy’s story is, but I couldn’t imagine how bleak the future must look to Americans in his generation. I’m a little more than twice his age, and I was told my generation would be the first to have a lower standard of living than the previous one; for these young people, it has sunk even farther (but there are still enough older people around to show what they are missing out on).
Yep...Seems to be a lot of the younger types detonating into wholesale violence...
“Seems to be a lot of the younger types detonating into wholesale violence...”
Even sadder is watching so many of them degenerate into the habits normally associated with the hopelessness of the ghetto; in my area drug/alcohol use is way up (and the Jersey Shore to the south of me is supposed to be “ground zero” for a heroin epidemic), and unemployment is high. Unskilled young Americans can’t find work in retail or restaurants because they don’t speak Spanish, those skilled in trades can’t find work because most of that work (that remains) has gone to illegals, and those with college can’t find work because many companies/jobs are leaving the oppressive tax atmosphere here. The birthrate (for Americans) is near 0 at this point; the future is bleak indeed for young people in the northeast...
Very unique name. I wonder if one or both parents are Rush fans. My prayers are with the injured and the mourning.
“I would suspect pharmaceuticals might be involved.”
Yes, a good bet. We need to start holding the doctors and Drug Companies responsible every time pharmaceuticals are involved in these things. It is NOT about guns, it is about BIG PHARMA drugs!
I think that “wholesale violence” is “sadder” than despair. Hopelessness may be temporary, while the effects of violence last forever.
I understand, but the wholesale violence results in a fraction of the deaths from substance abuse. On top of that, these people are running up criminal records that will keep them on the margins of society for years to come.
This employee was only 19 and probably had not worked there for long. He must have had some mental, anger or drug problems to get so worked up and go to woke on a murder mission.
My adult son has worked for UPS for a number of years in the package warehouse and outside as a driver of the vans & semis. He says the warehouse is all about getting the packages through fast and the way it’s done is to mentally flog the workers. There is a lot of hostility from minorities and women and management looks away, so the place is a tinderbox. He prefers the outside jobs. You have to work years there at low pay part time before you get a shot at better paying full time. FedEx probably is the same.
I appreciate what you’re saying about this lost generation.
Back in 1995, the song “Ghost of Tom Joad,” written by Springsteen but perfected by Rage Against The Machine, seemed like a terrific warning of where this country was headed. “Welcome to the New World Order.” Now, only a decade and a half later, it sounds so quaint.
It is a shame; while the voter apathy in this group sickens me, I can see why they trust neither party.
Re the shooter.
The gun hating mediots have really walked away from this story.
Makes one wonder what they know about the shooter, his family and maybe pysch treatment.