Shortly after midnight on the Florida State University campus, a person walked into the campus library and started shooting. The library was packed with students trying to finish their studies and cram for final exams ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, but thanks to a quick response by the local law enforcement (AKA good guys with guns) the shooter was stopped almost immediately. Three people are injured — two critical — and the shooter is confirmed dead following a shootout with the aforementioned good guys with guns. From CNN . . .
Florida State University students huddled together in the aisles of a packed campus library early Thursday after a gunman opened fire, injuring three people.
Two of the shooting victims were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. One was in critical condition; the other was stable, the hospital said.
The condition of the third victim or where that person was taken was unknown.
Campus officers later shot the gunman to death after they asked him to drop his weapon, and he opened fire at them, authorities said.
With the midterm elections over and scores of lame duck Democrats desperate to get the spotlight on something besides President Obama’s impending destruction of the last vestige of the possibility of bipartisan cooperation in Washington, D.C., this has the potential to get a little hairy. The midterm elections were reason enough for most Democrats to keep their authoritarian confiscatory opinions to themselves lest they lose the rest of their election night races as well, but with that barrier removed there’s no telling who will come crawling out of the woodwork to re-start the screaming for more gun control. The lack of any real body count and the quick response by police might keep that to a minimum, though.