David “Bread” KatzFrom CNN:
David Katz, a 24-year-old gamer from Baltimore, Maryland, was in town for the tournament at GLHF Game Bar, in the back of a pizza restaurant. On Sunday, he brought a gun into the venue and opened fire, killing two people and wounding nine others. Then he turned the gun on himself, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said. Police have not released a possible motive.
I have a motive. David Katz was an asshole. He also was eliminated from the tournament and didn’t take losing very well. That strikes me as stupid considering when playing a video game there is a winner and a loser. If you can’t taking losing, don’t play video games. That’s a moot point considering he did the world a solid and killed himself.
He had two guns, not one. Both were handguns. He also injured 11 people, not nine. CNN’s counting skills need some work.
Who was David Katz?
David Katz lived in or around Baltimore, Maryland. He was also a professional Madden player and evidently, a Buffalo Bills fan. Why would someone who lived in Baltimore be a Buffalo Bills fan? I’ve never been a fan of the Bills and I lived in upstate New York for four years. I lived there during the time when they went to four straight Super Bowls. The Bills have pretty much sucked for Katz’s entire life. It’s not like there was a bandwagon for him to jump on.
From the EA Sports website about Katz’s win at the Buffalo Bills Madden Club tournament in February 2017.
Winner: David “Bread” Katz
In what some are calling the most exciting moment in all the 2017 NFL Club Series Championships, David “Bread” Katz won with a walk-off victory by completing an unbelievable pass as time expired to be crowned Buffalo Bills Champion. The crowd at 716 Food and Sport in Buffalo, NY was amazed with the clutch execution in the 4th quarter!
What’s with the gamer tag of Bread? Didn’t the little twerp realize how offensive that word is to people suffering from type 2 diabetes?
Stop ignoring the threat of gun violence
Unfortunately, what happened in Jacksonville will continue to happen until we take the threat of gun violence more seriously. At the bare minimum, anywhere humans congregate should be defended with armed security guards. I’m not talking about security guards making minimum wage. These guards would be well paid and licensed through the federal government. These guards should have training in close quarter combat. They should have to go through annual firearms testing to make sure their skills remain sharp.
Ex-military people would make the ideal candidates.
We have more guns floating around in this country than people. We need to start recognizing the threat this poses and take the proper action. When I was stationed in the Philippines in the mid to late 80s, there were armed security guards everywhere. McDonald’s, video rental stores, etc. Private ownership of firearms was illegal in the Philippines, yet they recognized the threat of gun violence and took the proper action. I never thought I’d say this, but we need to be more like the Philippines.
And now some good news
On a totally unrelated note, I learned some good news while reading about this terrible story on CNN. It appears the state of Maryland will pay off my house.
I realize it says Maryland may pay off your home, but considering both my wife and me were born before 1985, it seems like a sure thing. Plus, CNN is a leader in honest journalism. The chance they would have something untrue on their website seems highly unlikely.