Firemen Shot Dead Responding to Fire: NRA to Hold Press Conference

Authorities say four firefighters were shot, two of them killed while responding to a house fire in western New York.

Officials in the town of Webster tell local media outlets that someone shot at firefighters around 6 a.m. Monday when they arrived at the scene of the blaze just east of Rochester.

The shooter has been identified as William Spengler, 62, a convicted killer.

The dead are Lt. Mike Chiapperini, 43, a volunteer firefighter and Webster Police Department’s public information officer, and firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka.Theodore Scardino and Joseph Hofsetter were also shot and are recovering in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering told reporters that Spengler was found dead outside the home where the shootings occurred, killed by a self-inflicted gunshot.  more….


So the NRA will trot out its madmen to say that had the firemen been armed, and shooting, going into the fire, only the bad guy would have been killed.

Then there’s this:

Bryan Herrera, a straight-A student at Miami Jackson Senior High School, was riding his bike to a friend’s house four blocks away to do schoolwork Saturday morning when he was shot by an unknown assailant.

So the NRA will trot out its madmen to say that had the boy been armed, and seen the gunman, only the bad guy would have been killed.  Or perhaps they will say that armed guards should not only be at every school, but on every school bus, and behind every bicyclist and walker….  for which they will stoutly resist any taxes on bullets to pay for…..

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