“Richard Plotts, who shot and killed his caseworker and shot his doctor at a Delaware County hospital campus Thursday, may have done so because he was offended by the hospital’s policy against guns,” philly.com reports. “There’s evidence that he took offense to the issue that there were signs posted at Mercy Fitzgerald Health System indicating that it was a gun-free zone,” [Delaware County District Attorney Jack] Whelan said. “That’s the only motive we have been able to determine at this point in time . . . he was upset about that policy.” Also revealed, Plotts had enough ammo to continue his killing spree . . .
And, if not for an armed doctor and two other brave staffers who subdued him, Plotts may have claimed many more lives with the 39 extra bullets he had in his pocket, according to prosecutors.
“We believe he was there and he was going to reload that revolver and continue to fire and continue to kill,” Whelan said.
As we reported earlier, Dr. Silverman will keep his job at Mercy Hospital. One wonders if Elliot Fineman of the Campaign to Stop Gun Violence will keep his assertion that an armed civilian has never stopped a spree killer. Given that Dr, Silverman is not the first armed civilian to do so, I suspect Fineman and his ilk will continue to ignore facts to pursue their civilian disarmament crusade. We shall see.