temple shooting http://wfpl.org en Beshear Orders Flags Half-Staff to Honor Sikh Temple Shooting Victims http://wfpl.org/post/beshear-orders-flags-half-staff-honor-sikh-temple-shooting-victims <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is ordering that flags at all state government buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims who were killed during a shooting rampage at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin.</p><p>The massacre claimed six victims and the <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57487668/sikh-temple-shooting-suspect-wade-michael-page-was-white-supremacist/">alleged gunman has been identified as Wade Michael Page</a>, who has ties with the white supremacist movement. It is has been reported that <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-milwaukee-sikh-shootings-20120807,0,5375121.story">Page had a criminal record</a> and a &quot;checkered career&quot; in the U.S. military, but was still able to obtain a firearm legally.</p><p>Beshear condemned the shooting and said the commonwealth stands with the victims and their families.</p><p>&quot;Sunday&rsquo;s attack at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin was an appalling and unnecessary act of violence,&quot; he said in a news release.&nbsp; &quot;Kentucky stands to honor the victims of this assault and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and all others who were affected by this tragedy.&quot;<br /> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:57:38 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1242 at http://wfpl.org