As predictable as the summer heat, the anti-gun groups are trying to blame others - the tea party, Rush Limbaugh, the NRA, and so on. Instead of assessing blame, why don't we all pray for the families, and the survivors? If you're not the "prayin' kind", just think nice thoughts.
Like most of you, I'll bet, I haven't set foot into a movie theater without a gun in years. One of my first thoughts was if I could make the shot (assuming the distances in my usual theaters - I have no idea how big that one is). I know my first responsibility is to protect who I'm with, but I don't think I could sit there as someone executed people around me. As Kevin (TSM) says, might be prudent to start practicing head shots at long distances.
I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath. - Jessica Redfield, June 5, 2012
In the hectic world of everyday life, sometimes we don’t pause to appreciate the good in our lives: we don’t stop to give a loved one a hug, or a friend a comforting pat on the back, or our pets a little rub between the ears. And we spend too little time giving ourselves a break from the craziness of the world. Please take the time to tell your family and friends how much you appreciate them and show them often – because you never know when it might be your last time seeing them. I am by no means trying to sound fatalistic – in fact, I’m taking kind of a “Carpe Diem!” outlook here. Seize the day. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Take a drive with the top off the car. Let your hair down. Stop and smell the roses. And most importantly, tell the people who mean the most to you how much you care. Life is way too short to not live it and appreciate everything in it.