According to several news reports, the police said the 42-year-old gunman then killed himself with a bullet to the head.
“While the situation is still developing and details are being gathered, we do know that a gunman entered the American Civic Association in Binghamton this morning and that there are fatalities,” Governor Paterson said in a statement Friday afternoon.
I'm sure sensible people everywhere will recognize that this has nothing to do with the availability of guns. This man certainly could have killed those 12 people and himself using any number of potentially dangerous implements. The fact is though, just like this one the other day and this one the day before that, he used a gun.
They're happening now faster than I can write about them.
What's your opinion? Do you buy that pro-gun idea that the gun is an inanimate object and the problem is the man who uses it wrongly? What about Vice-President Biden's ominous comments? Ominous for the gun lovers, I'd say.
“We’ve got to figure out a way to deal with this terrible, terrible violence,” Mr. Biden said.
What's your opinion? Please feel free to leave a comment.