Firefighters killed in another gun-related atrocity
The Kansas City Star
Firefighters face enough risks responding to a scene without being shot at.
Yet police in upstate New York are reporting that two volunteer firefighters are dead and two wounded after taking bullets when they rushed to a pro-dawy house fire in Webster, a town outside of Rochester.
The suspected shooter is apparently dead also. Authorities are calling the shootings of the firefighters an ambush. One of the slain firefighters was a policy lieutenant who volunteered with the fire department. The deaths of these public servants are a horrible tragedy .
We’re missing many details about this incident, but it is another atrocity committed with a firearm. So please don’t tell me we can’t have a conversation about limiting access to deadly firearms. We can, and we must.
Please don’t be dissuaded by scare tactics announcing a threat to the second amendment. No one is talking about denying responsible Americans the privilege of owning a gun. We are talking about limiting access to the most deadly kinds of guns — the ones which are designed to overmatch armed cops and security guards and anybody else who isn’t equipped to engage in a firefight.
More guns are emphatically not the answer. People don’t think about taking a weapon to something like a fire scene. And they shouldn’t have to.