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1 of 6 victims shot at FedEx facility remains critical; dead suspect identified as a baggage handler
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 04-29-2014 | Marcus K. Garner

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: fedex; geddykramer; georgia; kramer; shooting

Geddy Kramer, North Cobb High School, Class of 2013.
1 posted on 04/29/2014 3:15:36 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

Mighty young to have the level of anger.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 3:18:42 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Went postal at FedEx.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 3:19:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I would suspect pharmaceuticals might be involved.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 3:19:53 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Here we go again. Another attack on our gun rights because of some punk that a Professor Raoul X convinced to go on a rampage.
5 posted on 04/29/2014 3:23:16 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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6 posted on 04/29/2014 3:28:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I bet he was off his antidepressants.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 3:30:20 PM PDT by pallis
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To: dragnet2

Maybe he thought he deserved more than minimum wage.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 3:38:52 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: PaulCruz2016

That’s it! I want all Rambo movies banned from any further viewing!


9 posted on 04/29/2014 3:45:15 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: PaulCruz2016

Hmm. Kennesaw...where firearms are technically mandated.

I wonder what Fedex’s firearms policy is.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 3:47:55 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: dragnet2

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.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 3:50:09 PM PDT by livius
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To: lepton

“I wonder what Fedex’s firearms policy is.”

http://cblr.columbia.edu/archives/12908

CBLR Online
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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 employer’s 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 employer’s parking lot. Though each state’s “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.”


12 posted on 04/29/2014 3:57:43 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

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.


13 posted on 04/29/2014 4:29:08 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: pallis

“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.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 4:29:27 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: PaulCruz2016
Why would FedEx have a "baggage handler" on their payroll?

Especially at a non-airport handling facility?

15 posted on 04/29/2014 4:35:05 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: dragnet2

“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).


16 posted on 04/29/2014 5:04:49 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

Yep...Seems to be a lot of the younger types detonating into wholesale violence...


17 posted on 04/29/2014 5:51:41 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

“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...


18 posted on 04/29/2014 6:05:29 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Very unique name. I wonder if one or both parents are Rush fans. My prayers are with the injured and the mourning.


19 posted on 04/29/2014 6:15:48 PM PDT by kpbruinfan ("Time, if nothing else, will do its worst so do me a favor and tell me the good news first." - Peart)
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To: dragnet2

“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!


20 posted on 04/29/2014 6:26:20 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: kearnyirish2

I think that “wholesale violence” is “sadder” than despair. Hopelessness may be temporary, while the effects of violence last forever.


21 posted on 04/29/2014 7:02:09 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all smart little girls to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Unknowing

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.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 7:37:25 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: PaulCruz2016

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.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 8:36:49 PM PDT by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: kearnyirish2

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.


24 posted on 04/30/2014 6:59:01 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all smart little girls to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Unknowing

It is a shame; while the voter apathy in this group sickens me, I can see why they trust neither party.


25 posted on 05/01/2014 3:26:17 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: PaulCruz2016

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.


26 posted on 05/05/2014 3:17:43 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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