By Tom Knighton
Sunday, we found out about the horrible news coming from Jacksonville, FL where a gunman opened fire at a competitive video game tournament. Four people are dead, 11 others are injured.
The gunman has been identified as a 24-year-old resident of Baltimore, MD. We are opting not to name him as is our policy at Bearing Arms. We don’t want to make these tools famous since fame is at least part of the reason some of these shootings happen.
Ryen Aleman was engrossed in the virtual world, focused on the video game in front of him, when he realized the gunshots he was hearing were real. He ducked and bolted for a restroom to take cover.
Another mass shooting was unfolding in Florida, this time at a tournament for competitive players of the football video game, Madden, in Jacksonville. The winners would go on to a higher level tournament in Las Vegas in October, where large cash prizes could be won.
Participants had gathered at the Jacksonville Landing Complex, an open-air marketplace with stores, bars and restaurants along the St. Johns River.
[The killer], a 24-year-old gamer from Baltimore, Maryland, was in Jacksonville for the tournament at …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms