Friday, October 02, 2015
Another Mass Shooting
Last night I turned the news on only to be confronted . . . . again with wall to wall coverage of yet another mass shooting. This time at a community college in Oregon.
An angry president Obama had a press conference yesterday and spoke about that occurrences such as these mass shootings are becoming "routine." And indeed they are.
What kind of country do we live in folks? I don't own a gun and I never will. I don't get a thrill or a boost to my masculinity by shooting a gun. The last time I shot a gun (rifle) was when I was in the Army in 1962 during my annual rifle qualification.
Oh sure, I know the gun rights advocates who want their Second Amendment rights. They want to "protect" themselves. Excuse me but just how many people actually have shootouts (other than drug dealers) while protecting their home from invaders? Right, that's what I thought . . . . NONE.
There was the occasion that I thought of getting a gun to "protect" myself, but then I thought it out. I realized that if someone did break into my home I wouldn't have enough time to get my gun out of my safe or wherever I would have it hidden for safety. And I also realized there would be more of a probability that my gun would be used against me or there would be an accident. Of course the worst case would be a child getting hold of a gun and thinking it was a toy and have a tragedy happen.
Another sad day folks. I feel so bad for those families who lost loved ones yesterday. All those who lost their lives and who were injured. We do live in a violent country folks.