A gunman opened fire at an Albuquerque fiber optics manufacturer Monday, killing two people and wounding four others before turning the gun on himself in what police are calling a domestic violence dispute.
The suspect has been identified as 37-year-old Robert Reza.
Detectives and FBI agents reviewed surveillance video and questioned witnesses to determine Reza confronted his target, his former girlfriend and parent of his children, outside the building before entering and continuing to fire his weapon. A total of 20 to 25 bullets were found on the scene.
It seems like this all-too-frequent type of tragedy, which has come to actually symbolize the United States from abroad, so often ends with a self-inflicted gunshot. Where are all the lawful gun owners when we need them? Where are all the concealed carry guys, whom they say number in the millions? Why do we read of so few timely interventions?
Perhaps the answer is in order to have a discernable benefit, the one gun advocates keep talking about, we'd have to arm three or four times as many people. The way things are now, the number of guns in lawful hands is causing terrible problems. There's theft, accidents, improper transfers and of course the ever-increasing occasions of lawful gun owners turning bad.
Imagine if we increased that three or four fold?
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