Last week, a disgruntled reader of the Capital Gazette in Maryland entered the newspaper office’s main entrance at around 2:30 p.m., shattering the glass door with the first blasts from his shotgun.
There was no other way out because the murderer reportedly barricaded the only other exit to the building. The Gazette is a “gun-free zone” and everyone in the building was a defenseless target. Police arrived within five minutes of the initiation of the shooting, but not before five people were dead and two more injured.
I was recently asked by the Killeen Daily Herald to do an interview at their office. As I walked up to the door, I noticed a 30.06 & 30.07 sign which told me that I would have to disarm to enter the building. I could have easily hidden my gun and entered anyway, but as a law-abiding citizen I instead informed the journalist that I couldn’t do the interview where I would be disarmed.