Bishop, a rare woman suspected of a workplace shooting, had just months left teaching at the University of Alabama in Huntsville because she was denied tenure.
The article is almost entirely dedicated to an incident in her past. It seems when the professor was 19 years, old she shot and killed her 18-year-old brother. The incident in was ruled an accident but now some folks are not too sure. One thing is certain, what she did yesterday was no accident.
From the Al.com site:
According to police, three people were killed and three were wounded when the shooter opened fire during a biology faculty meeting on the third floor of the Shelby Center for Science and Technology. The three injured people are being treated at Huntsville Hospital.
In June 2006, The Times published a story involving Bishop, biology professor and her husband, Jim Anderson, chief science officer of Cherokee Labsystems in Huntsville.
Bishop is quoted in the story as co-inventor of "InQ," a new cell growth incubator which promised to cut the costs, size and maintenance involved in the mechanics of cell generation.
So, she was a Harvard-graduated genius inventor on the forefront of genetic sciences, yet when disgruntled enough she cracked like so many others. What makes her story different, of course, is that she's a woman.
Why do you think there are so few female shooters in these tragic incidents? Pro-gun men get absolutely defensive if you try to say it's a man's world. The numbers of women shooters are growing, they tell me. At ranges all over the nation you now see, what, 20% or 30% women? This is what I've been told anyway.
Well, my question is what's wrong with the male gun owners, then? Why do they have an almost exclusive ownership of these mass shootings, and all other shootings for that matter? It seems to me either the people who claim women make up a significant portion of gun owners are wrong, or something is wrong with the men accounting for a disproportionate percentage of these shootings. Which do you think it is?
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