Paper Doesn’t Stop Bullets

Gunman kills 5 in Finland, then self

A gunman clad in black went on a shooting rampage Thursday, killing his ex-girlfriend then slaying four workers at a suburban shopping mall near Helsinki before apparently turning his gun on himself, police said.

Finnish police said one woman and three men were shot dead Thursday morning at the Sello shopping mall in Espoo, six miles west of Helsinki.

And this:

The ex-girlfriend, a Finnish woman born in 1967, also worked at the mall and had taken out a restraining order against Shkupolli, police said.

Restraining orders only work for those who abide by the law. Of course, few law abiders are really enough of a threat to require a restraining order in the first place. In any event, a court order won’t stop a determined killer any more than a law against killing will.

It sounds as if he killed the ex-girlfriend in a nearby apartment, went to the mall and killed four mall workers, then went back to his apartment and killed himself. Authorities haven’t said whether the mall workers were specifically targeted, but it sounds like he went there with a purpose and left when he had completed it.

A witness said he used a “long-barreled pistol.”

2 thoughts on “Paper Doesn’t Stop Bullets”

  1. My marriage has really been on the rocks lately with both my husband and I wanting to through in the towel, then I heard the challenge on the radio. I really hope this is the answer to so many prayers that I have been praying. My goal is to stay with my husband, I believe this is what the Lord intends for us to do. I think my whole life I have had issues finishing what I start, I accept the Love Dare challenge and I pray that I can endure throughout the next 40 days. I would like this to be the first important thing in my life that I have ever finished successfully. I love you Jesus, please be with me.!

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