Friday, July 20, 2012

People With Guns

I haven’t commented on the tragedy in Colorado. I haven’t wanted to read the news. I have an obvious aversion to news stories where someone is senselessly shot and killed. But after finding one a victim (shot, but alive), is a family friend, I feel like I should say something.

There is no excuse for this. My heart breaks for the victims, the families and the survivors who will be haunted by the their terror and the horror they witnessed. My heart, prayers and love are being sent their way. There’s no excuse that this murderer’s (I won’t say his name and give his name fame or infamy) friends & family didn’t see this coming. There’s no excuse that someone like the murderer had access to those kinds of weapons.

I hate guns. I don’t they should be completely banned, but I think that most people out there don’t need to own even one gun! Why did this murderer have access to that kind of weaponry when so many people can’t even afford health care or have access to basic human needs?! It’s sad, infuriating and incidents like this are the result of poor judgement that is a common theme in our country’s politics. Both sides. *soap box dismount*

And from the twitterverse:

1 comment:

Sedona Gallery said...

True, how different one feels when learning of a tragedy or horror via the news. It takes an altogether different feel and perspective when one of the victims is someone close to you. Then it becomes really personal.