Rep. Loudermilk and Staff Are Safe After Shooting

Via the AJC…Georgia congressman, Barry Loudermilk and his Chief of Staff Rob Adkerson, are safe after ball field shooting in D.C. suburb.

Horrific reports of “a number of congressmen and congressional staffers lying on the ground, and at least one of them was wounded.”

These congressmen and staffers are good, kind-hearted, people. Many of the staffers in DC are coming up straight out of college, taking low paying salaries to try and make the world a better place.

They didn’t sign up for this. Whoever did this was a piece of trash.

UPDATE: Statement from Senator David Perdue:

It is not said enough. Thank you to our U.S. Capitol Police officers who work around the clock to protect and serve our country. When tragedy broke out today, two Capitol Police officers engaged and took down the shooter. One of the police officers — after being shot — stopped the shooter and helped others before even attending to his own wounds. This is true heroism. Steve Scalise is a personal friend, and Bonnie and I join the country in praying for him, our Capitol Police officers, and all of the individuals who were injured in this horrific shooting.

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Benevolus
Benevolus

I just can’t believe anyone thinks this kind of thing solves any problems.

Teri
Teri

It’s just awful. I heard Representative Loudermilk speak at a Cobb Chamber event back in April and one of the things he talked about at length was his affection for Congressional baseball game and how it brought the membership together like nothing else.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Great read that should hopefully lighten spirits…

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/276735/

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

We can’t be so desensitized to say, go back to business as usual. Nutcases will always step up as the constant vitriol triggers them into a mob frenzy. Social media and press that feeds the mob mentality might not need mean censorship but threats must be taken seriously and we must act on those that cross a line.

Consequences are needed for those calling for or acting out by destruction, death, rioting, burning or violence are needed. Even it is just a short containment until the threat is sorted out and add them into an alert list.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

I will take this time to say to all of you that post here, that while me may disagree (sometimes vehemently), I care and respect every single person that writes here and comments here (even you Norway). Its times like these that we need to remember that we are all Americans first, and that there is more that binds us than tears us apart.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Just watched a cell phone video with mostly a view of chain link fencing. However it does record at least 71 shots. Obviously some of those were return fire from the Capitol police but still, while tragic, against a rifle at that short of a range, this could have been much worse. Hats off to these officers willing to charge after a guy holding superior firepower.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I’d use the word “nutjob” to describe him, but it’s already been taken to describe a former law enforcement leader.