It was over in Sixty Seconds.

“This person was prepared today to come in,” Krampf said. “This person was prepared to shoot people. His intent was to cause harm.”
Police and EMS units arrived within 60 seconds of the shooting, something officials credited with saving lives.
“If they were not there as quickly as they did [get here], it would have been a lot worse,” Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said. “We did not expect some thing like this to happen in our community, but we were ready.”

5 Dead, Others ‘Gravely Injured’ In Mass Shooting At Capital Gazette; Suspect Named.

Sixty seconds is an amazing response time. There are not enough kudos for the responders. and still they ended up with 5 dead. That tells you how fast this thing develop and that you are either ready answer or ready to die.

No, there is a 100% guarantee that there won’t be a body count, but we strive to reduce it.

I am sure we are missing more details. We will see in the next days what happened.

 

13 Replies to “It was over in Sixty Seconds.”

  1. As I tell anyone who argues with me about gun control, you cannot stop a crazy person intent on killing you. It doesn’t matter if he has a gun, or a pipebomb, or a knife, or a car, or a piece of rope, or duct tape, or a plastic bag, or anything else. He will kill you. Period.

  2. This guy had stalked and harassed a woman who managed to get the court to find him guilty — but it was a misdemeanor, and because of the way Maryland’s laws are written, stalking, harassment, and death threats won’t get a court order with any “teeth”. Plus, Maryland treats it all as if your complaints about a stalker are just the sound of gnats whining.

    The guy kept stalking, kept threatening — and they did nothing. Couldn’t be bothered, it wasn’t the police or courts or politicians.

    This is why the death threats the left are spouting like school cheers need to be taken seriously. Let it slide and they’ll escalate until one of them acts on all the grievances they’ve collected.

    1. I agree re taking threats seriously … but I also don’t want to be a vigilante, and if the powers-that-be choose to ignore it, then, one is left waiting for the bad guy to make the first move.

      Simply, that situation sucks big sweaty … socks.

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      Paid my bills, mailed the house payment to the gas company: That SOB Trump!
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  3. 60 seconds response time is amazing and probably will not be seen again in a long time. But clearly it is still far longer than needed to minimize harm. Is the office a disarmed victim zone? Given that it’s a newspaper, and that it is in MD, chances are good that it is.

  4. 5 dead, unknown number of others injured, by an unhinged man with a shotgun, in under 60 seconds.

    Depending on the model of shotgun, that could mean at least one reload was necessary. And that usually means inserting shells one at a time.

    Anyone still think banning “large-capacity magazines” lessens the damage in mass killings?

  5. He stopped and hid under a desk before the sixty seconds elapsed.

    One of my questions was answered in a news story. He blocked / barricaded the second exit from the offices before he went in shooting. No one could escape.

  6. Miguel – why do you post the perps pic and name him? That’s exactly what these scum want. Please refuse to name the idiot from now on.

    1. Nope.I understand that SOME (not all or a majority) of Shooting Assholes are seeking some sort of recognition and beat the previous High Score held by another Shooting Asshole, But I refuse to leave a vacuum for the politicians to be filled with us and the NRA.
      People will seek whomever is responsible for a bad deed, it is stupid that we allow our enemies to misuse that need with their machinations.
      So yes, I will publish the names of the asshole with according adjectives.

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