So many workplaces across America prohibit employees from carrying their personal firearms even when legally allowed to do so. This simply means that disgruntled current or former staff can produce a gun and start shooting their fellow (or former) co-workers. But not at a grain elevator in Superior, Nebraska.
An employee grabbed a shotgun from the office and confronted an active shooter Thursday afternoon. The killer, Max Hoskinson, 61, had been fired earlier in the day. He had returned with a gun and started shooting. Hoskinson managed to kill one and wound two more before the good guy with a shotgun ended the rampage with a load of buckshot.
The incident proves once again that the only thing that stops a bad guy with evil in his heart is a good guy with a gun.
As for the disgruntled active shooter, Hoskinson was transported to the hospital, but he won’t be celebrating his 62nd birthday.
Breaking 911 has the story:
Around 2:00 p.m., cops responded to the active shooter incident at the Agrex Elevator in Superior — located at 1401 E 3rd St.
Arriving officers found one person dead and multiple other victims wounded. The reported shooter was also injured.
The gunman is identified as Max Hoskinson, 61, his employment with Agrex “had been terminated earlier in the day,” state police say.
Police say shortly before 2:00 p.m., Hoskinson returned to Agrex with a handgun and opened fire, striking three people. A heroic employee then retrieved a shotgun from an office and returned fire, fatally striking Hoskinson.
One of the victims shot by Hoskinson has been pronounced dead at the scene. Another has been transported by life-flight to Bryan Health West Campus in Lincoln with life-threatening injuries. The third victim has been treated and released from the hospital in Superior.
A business that prohibited its employees from carrying firearms on premises makes their employees vulnerable, sitting ducks for lunatics. More enlightened people and companies allow their employee family to carry a firearm if they choose, for their own self-protection and the innocents around them.
Employee Armed With a Shotgun Stops Workplace Active Shooter in Nebraska is written by John Boch for www.thetruthaboutguns.com