Police arrived quickly on the scene of the deadly shooting -- a Penske truck rental on Barrett Lakes Boulevard -- and apprehended a suspect, a former employee according to the Penske corporation.
The truck rental group also said that of the five people shot, four were employees and one was a customer.
Police said the shooting in suburban Kennesaw happened inside the business Tuesday afternoon, just before 2 pm.
It seems like the disgruntled employee syndrome is flourishing in America. The economy probably has something to do with it, and the job market. What about gun availability? What about the ever-increasing attitudes in the country that the gun is the answer. Seemingly normal people will not leave home without a gun, even in circumstances where little or no danger exists. That's not to mention the folks who keep guns at home, "just in case." Some of them have never had the slightest reason for doing this.
Others, admittedly, have reason for being armed, folks who live in bad neighborhoods or whose work takes them into dangerous places. But I don't think this applies to most gun owners. The problem is the borderline lunatics, when they crack up they too often have a gun handy.
After the shooting, the suspect, dressed in camouflage attire, left in a pickup truck.
Little information exists about the killer at present, described by the policeman as "an older white male, in good condition, in police custody."
What's your opinion? Do you just shrug your shoulders and say, "what law could have prevented this?" Is that your response?
I say gun owners need to take responsibility for incidents in which one of their own does something like this. I don't think it's right for the larger body of law-abiding gun owners to continue writing off these guys who get caught committing crimes with guns as if they belong to a different group.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.