It wasn’t long ago that Panera Bread decided to ban all guns from its 1,800 locations across the country. We all knew it was purely a political move that would make no one safer but make anti-gunners feel good about themselves.
Now it is being reported that two deputies were shot dead during a Wednesday lunchtime shooting at a Panera Bread in Maryland.
The armed man entered the Panera Bread and someone called the police after seeing the man act suspiciously. When deputies arrived the man began shooting.
According to the Washington Post,
Evans entered a Panera in Abingdon during the busy lunchtime rush Wednesday. At 11:46 a.m., someone called the police to say that a man was behaving suspiciously in the restaurant.
When a deputy arrived, Evans shot the deputy and then ran out the door.
“I think the suspect took that action because he was wearing a police uniform,” Gahler said of the deputy who was shot. “He certainly targeted him.”
People who saw Evans running away pointed authorities in the right direction, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Cristie Kahler said.
Gahler said that a deputy found Evans almost immediately, down the hill from the restaurant. Evans then shot that deputy.
The next two deputies who arrived then fired at the gunman, fatally wounding him. Both of those deputies have been placed on administrative leave while the department investigates the shooting.Gov. Larry Hogan (R) issued a statement Wednesday night about the deputies’ deaths.
“Today’s violence in Abingdon and the deaths of two Harford County sheriff’s deputies is nothing less than absolutely heartbreaking,” he said. “The First Lady and I send our most sincere thoughts and prayers to the families and loved ones of the brave deputies who made the ultimate sacrifice today for the community they selflessly served.
I cannot emphasize enough that so called “gun-free” zones do not make anyone safer. If someone is dumb enough and evil enough to carry out a shooting like this he is also not going to be stopped by a policy or a sign that says he needs to leave his firearm at home.
I absolutely hate stories like this, but since our president won’t comment on the deaths of our brave police officers someone has to.