Multiple people shot near Empire State building in Manhattan, police say
DEVELOPING: Multiple people were shot Friday near the Empire State Building in Manhattan, the New York City Police Department confirmed to FoxNews.com.
Authorities said at least five victims were shot and that the gunman was killed. It was not clear if the gunman shot himself or was shot by someone else.
A law enforcement source told Fox News that it is unknown whether the shooting was “a case of a robbery or an act of terror.”
A fire department spokesman said it received a call about the shooting just after at 9 a.m. Friday and that emergency units were on the scene within minutes.
The spokesman had no information about the victims’ conditions.
The FBI confirmed to FoxNews.com that they were on the scene investigating.
Wait! How can this be? Isn’t New York City a *gun free zone*, a highly regulated city that is anti-gun, one run by the most anti-gun Mayor in the United States?
So, tell me; how’s all that gun regulation working out for you Mayor Bloomberg?
There is only ONE good thing that can be said about this incident; the shooter is dead.
At this time there are not a lot of hard details, it’s a breaking story, but I have to say this, we are seeing another senseless act of violence, gun violence, and that is going to give the LEFT and the anti-gun cabal a lot more ammunition in their war against guns and gun owners.
Live reports are saying the shooter was a disgruntled former employee that had been recently fired. Why he decided to shoot the place up is something now known only to God, his reasons will go to the grave with him.
Perhaps it is nothing more than a random act of workplace violence, I don’t know and I am not going to even venture a guess, all I know is that there have been a lot of shootings recently, and for what it’s worth, they have happened in gun free zones or places where guns are not allowed.
Someone didn’t get that message I guess, and look for the left to immediately begin their pathetic howl to BAN ALL GUNS. Yeah, because that *gun free thing* has worked out SO well for them!
These shootings are destructive in more ways than just the loss of life. This may be a cold thing to say at a time like this but it is the HARD TRUTH; shootings such as this are not only bad for the victims, families and responsible American gun owners, they are bad for the economy in some areas of the USA.
Call to Stiffen Laws Worries Town Built by Guns
Almost 200 years ago, a young man named Eliphalet Remington Jr. forged his first rifle barrel at his father’s ironworks here in the Mohawk Valley. These days, the Remington Arms factory in this village, midway between Albany and Syracuse, is one of the few large manufacturers still prospering in a part of upstate New York that was once filled with them.
But now residents of Ilion, a community whose history and economy are indelibly linked to one of America’s more celebrated gunmakers, are starting to worry about Remington’s future. The recent mass shootings at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Colorado and at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin have galvanized advocates of tougher gun laws in Albany, and Remington has made it clear that such laws could prompt it to leave New York for a more sympathetic state.
While elsewhere the debate over gun control includes talk of balancing constitutional rights with public safety, here residents are most concerned with a little-discussed element of the gun industry: economics. NYTimes.com
I am well aware that we have gun violence in Texas, but there are areas of this nation that have more gun violence in one week than Texas has in a month. When you figure in the fact that Texans carry guns it makes the anti-gun cabal look pretty silly because if you believe the anti-gun crowd you would think our streets would be running red with blood.
They are NOT!
If Remington Arms wants to move to a gun friendly state I am certain Texas would give them some great incentives.