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Just two weeks after the deadly shooting in Virginia Beach that left 12 people dead, the mainstream media is strangely silent. Why? Perhaps the story of Kate Nixon, one of the victims in the massacre, might have something to do with it.
Kate Nixon was a fixer.
As a supervisor in the public utilities department for a decade, she solved problems for the city and was described as logical and level-headed.
So when she told her husband, Jason, that she had concerns about two of her co-workers, he knew it was serious. She didn’t like to be around DeWayne Craddock, a fellow engineer — he gave off “real bad vibes” and she’d had to write him up several times for issues with performance and attitude. They both worked on the second floor of Building 2 in the Municipal Center.
But on the night of May 30, it was another man she was most worried about. Kate told her husband that the man, whom Jason Nixon declined to identify, was set to be fired Friday and there was supposed to be a police escort on scene when it happened. While cooking dinner, she expressed her concerns.
“She said, ‘This guy’s going to come back and shoot the place up,’ ” Jason Nixon said. He encouraged his wife to hide a pistol in her purse and take it to work — she had training and knew how to use it — but she didn’t want to break city policy forbidding employees from bringing weapons to work.
WIBC host Tony Katz shared the Nixon family’s story on his broadcast Friday morning:
Anti-gun laws kill. This is destructive policy and it needs to come to an end. Background checks? We already have them. Gun registries? That’s about control of the government; count me out.
In all cases, you should be able to protect yourself and the people you care about, and no law should be able to prevent you from doing just that.”
Click the link below to hear Tony’s full commentary: