Gunman Opens Fire at FedEx in Georgia

Gunman Opens Fire at FedEx in Georgia

When are companies going to get fed up with being forced to give statements similar to the one below?

"Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected, and with their families and friends. We are grateful for the assistance of law enforcement. The situation is now stabilized and we are focused on the needs of our team members and cooperating with the law enforcement investigation of this tragedy."

Gunman Opens Fire at FedEx in GeorgiaReleased about an hour ago from FedEx, this statement is in response to the armed package handler with bullets strapped across his chest, Rambo-style, who opened fire this morning on a FedEx station close to Atlanta, Ga., successfully injuring six people before turning the weapon on himself, taking his own life.

Of course, witnesses said that this led to chaos and people ducking, hiding and running, trying to escape the situation and avoid getting injured.

Seems like a replay of the same scenarios over and over again in the media. I mean, how many times do tragedies like this have to happen before a sure-fire method for prevention is created?

I still don’t think harsher gun laws is the answer, as a law is merely an abstract concept written on paper and spoken, but perhaps something dealing with our mental health as a nation needs to be done because there’s no way that a man with a healthy mind would open fire on a group of people!

Is mental health care the answer?

As always, I look forward to your opinions, thoughts, comments and reactions! Let’s discuss!

Photo courtesy of One News Page.

Posted by Ginger Hill on Apr 29, 2014

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