Shooting in GOP Baseball

#US #incident #GOP #Congress #Republicans #SteveScalise #victims

People haven’t shown there anger for President Trump…until now. James T. Hodgkinson (66), an unemployed home inspector angry with President Trump and his policies, attacked the Republican members of Congress as they held a baseball practice at a park in Alexandria, Virginia. The incident wounded Lawmaker Steve Scalise who got a bullet on his hip.

The gunman, Hodgkinson, had posted anti-Trump posts on his Facebook page, and had even written several letters to his hometown newspaper in which he blamed the Republicans for favoring the wealthy.

However, there were two heroic Police officers, who were wounded during the skirmish, took the gunman down preventing him from entering the field, thereby protecting the congressmen from getting killed. The gunman used a military-style rifle and a handgun to fire more than 50 rounds.

Read the full article here

Thanks to the police officers, the gunman was brought down. Such acts of violence shows the impatience and anger in the public, however such incidents aren’t the ways to benefit anyone. Look at it, the gunman was killed and police officers were injured, it didn’t go anywhere. Is it possible to have a solution for such conflicts without using violence?

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