Norm Benson: We can only pray in shooting’s aftermath
To the Editor:
On Friday as I left for work I heard about the shootings in Aurora. Like everyone else I am shocked, sad, mad, and mostly frustrated.
Like everyone else I ask myself “WHY?” and what could be done to stop this kind of stupidity. The most frustrating thing is that I can’t do anything.
In the aftermath of these events, all one can do is to pray for the victims and their families. One can contribute to a charity or relief fund, or maybe give blood. We should remember that this kid’s parents need prayers too.
You hope that no one you know was involved. You can’t stop your own life. You have to go to work or whatever other things you are going to do.
Without any doubt the folks that have access to on-demand media face time will have a gazillion BIG GOVERNMENT solutions.
Others will endlessly blame too much religion, not enough religion, Hollywood movies and the like, and of course, the ever present easy target, GUNS, and in particular “Assault Weapons.” Already politicians are running their faces about all the above items. This nitwit could have passed any background check.
As a proud Life Member of the National Rifle Association, I DO NOT in any way condone any of these nitwits. I personally don’t care what happens to this nitwit. I personally wish that he would be hanged in the parking lot of the theater and left to dry. Next best thing, put him in the general jail population of Aurora gang members. No doubt some of them had family in that theater.
I do not believe that any person, or any BIG-GOVERNMENT laws can ever stop these kind of incidents. History is full of stories about mass murderers, serial killers and egomaniacal leaders. Examples could include Jack the Ripper, Harris and Klebold, Hitler, and Osama Bin Laden.
What we really don’t need are a bunch of politically motivated, self-serving, knee jerk laws enacted in a mad frenzy. And as much as I hate the time it takes, now we have to let the courts do their thing.
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