“An armed veteran [what that’s got to do with it I have no idea] slipped through a side door of a federal building on Friday and shot a security guard in the head, killing him, before fatally shooting himself,” chron.com reports. Wait. How is that possible? The only place with “tougher” gun laws than New Jersey is New York City. The gunman was from The Garden State. The attack occurred in The City That Never Sleeps. In a federal building – a “gun free zone” no less. I guess it must have had something to do with lax gun laws in neighboring states. “The shooter, Kevin Downing . . .
was a former federal employee at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, police Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller said. But it was unclear if Downing, of Fort Lee, New Jersey . . . had worked at the building where the shooting occurred, about a mile and a half from the World Trade Center.” Never mind all that fact stuff. Let’s just call it another example of workplace violence, head out for a drink and toast the poor victim’s family and friends, wondering how anyone could believe that gun control works.