Yes, it has happened again.
At least 10 people were shot Friday in front of the Empire State Building, according to the New York Office of Emergency Management. The gunman was shot and killed by police, the New York Police Department reported. Authorities converged on the building around 9 a.m. after reports of gunfire. Police have closed several streets around 5th Avenue and 34th Street in Manhattan. New York resident Max Kaplan, 22, said he heard at least nine gunshots. He said several ambulances have arrived at the scene. “We’re all very shaken up at the office,” he said. The Empire State Building is one of the most famous skyscrapers in the world, and one of New York City’s best-known tourist attractions.
Two things will now happen: 1- people who love guns will say ‘if someone there had had a gun they could have taken him out before he shot that many people’ and 2- those same people will say ‘New York has tough gun laws and it didn’t stop this’. Because, in America, we prefer to settle our disputes violently. It’s in our DNA. We won’t help ourselves, it’s just who we are- from the top of the Government to the lowliest grocery clerk and everyone in between. ‘Grab a gun and shoot’. That’s how American’s resolve all disputes.