Friday, December 14, 2012

It's the end of the world as we know it

Today, I'd like to extend my sincerest sympathies to the familes who have lost children to violence.  Waking up this morning to the horrors in Connecticut, yesterday to the horrors in Vermont, I can only wonder when it will end.

I have friends who own guns.  They trap shoot.  They hunt. They use those guns for a purpose.  I know people who have guns in their homes for safety.  I don't necessarily agree with having a gun for the sake of having a gun, and for those people who own one for safety, my view is that it is more likely to get them killed or be used accidentally.  Is that going to stop the crazies who go on shooting sprees?  I don't think so.

I'm a pacifist.  Can't we all just get along?  Gun control controls guns, but not the crazies that use them.  I DO NOT UNDERSTAND what could motivate someone who is mad at a particular person to storm a school and kill dozens of innocent children, but then I don't suppose someone hell bent on murder cares much about who his victims are.

So my next point of contention is why the news continues to report these things.  Because it's news?  Yes. But when you publicize the killer's name, now you've given other people looking for that five minutes of fame an outlet. 

I can't watch the news anymore.  Pretty soon I'm going to be agoraphobic (that means I won't want to ever leave my house).

Someone mentioned that this is happening because people are stressed that the world is going to end next week. Okayyyyyy, so if you believe that, can't you wait for the world to kill off the people that you're mad at?

Peace on earth, goodwill to men.  God bless us, every one.


  1. I too have friends who own guns as WI is a state where hunting deer in the fall is a "big deal." Yes, the to use those guns for gathering food. Some are kept under lock and key, other not! Myself, I believe there is too much freedom with guns. People that have guns at home should be responsible and have those guns under lock and key at all times. Even if your child has gone thru the gun safety classes, there is still no guarantee that child will not try to pull the gun out someday and accidentally kill someone. I would like to see gun laws toughened up, but it will be one terrible fight for whoever tries it.

  2. We just spent thanksgiving in WI where we saw many deer hunters and deer "sleeping" in the beds of trucks and on trailers all the way home.