This story illustrates the foolishness of gun free zones. The good are disarmed, or risk their jobs or maybe arrest for breaking such rules. The bad? Well, they seem to take full advantage
Kate Nixon was a fixer.
As a supervisor in the public utilities department for a decade, she solved problems for the city and was described as logical and level-headed.
So when she told her husband, Jason, that she had concerns about two of her co-workers, he knew it was serious. She didn’t like to be around DeWayne Craddock, a fellow engineer — he gave off “real bad vibes” and she’d had to write him up several times for issues with performance and attitude. They both worked on the second floor of Building 2 in the Municipal Center.
But on the night of May 30, it was another man she was most worried about. Kate told her husband that the man, whom Jason Nixon declined to identify, was set to be fired Friday and there was supposed to be a police escort on scene when it happened. While cooking dinner, she expressed her concerns.
“She said, ‘This guy’s going to come back and shoot the place up,’ ” Jason Nixon said. He encouraged his wife to hide a pistol in her purse and take it to work — she had training and knew how to use it — but she didn’t want to break city policy forbidding employees from bringing weapons to work.
Shortly after 4 p.m. on May 31, it was Craddock who opened fire in Building 2, killing Kate and 11 others.
Note that last part she had training and knew how to use it — but she didn’t want to break city policy forbidding employees from bringing weapons to work.
Let that sink in! And for all you sanctimonious types that will say being armed would have done her, nor anyone else any good let me ask this. How do you know? Also one more. Why do you think it makes anyone safer to disarm good people like this lady? Consider her last moments
Mandy Nixon-Hammer, Kate’s sister-in-law, said one of Kate’s co-workers heard her get shot from across the hall.
The co-worker “heard Kate screaming there was a shooter in the building. She put up a fight,” Nixon-Hammer said. “She let everyone know there was a shooter in the building. … She was still screaming and (the gunman) came back.”
“She gave her life to help save others,” Jason Nixon said.
Again, wouldn’t you want that person to be armed? A person trained? A person who was helping others? Or maybe you think it makes one somehow morally superior to be a disarmed victim?