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Friday, December 14, 2012

Prayers and Tears.

For those that haven't heard, there has been a mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut. While preliminary reports are often shaky and can often prove wrong, right now the reports are grim - multiple deaths, as high as 27 from reports I've heard. Most of them are children. I won't link to any news stories, not right now, because all of them are rushing to be first, not most correct. We'll come to know the full measure of death before long, and it will not be pretty. If you believe in miracles, start praying.

This is horror beyond comprehension, folks.

Some nutball with a gun walked into a school and started killing innocents. That's all we know right now. We have no idea why he would have done something like this - we may never know why. It doesn't matter what political views the shooter had; the type of weapon used; none of this is germane to the conversation. The larger issue is what would drive someone to perform an act like this - and the sad part is that we may never know why.

Expect dancing in the blood of these children - it's all the anti-freedom folks have. But to my freedom loving friends, remember that today is not the day for "Arm all the teachers" or "Gun free zones kill people". Be better than the ghouls today. Respect the dead. Mourn. Be human. Cry.

And hug your kids like there's no tomorrow, because for many families in Connecticut, there won't be.

That is all.

13 comments:

Teke said...

Amen.

My wife texted me the news a short while ago.

I have no words of what to say on my own they are too full of pain and anger.

All I know is that I want to hold my kids in my arms and not let go.

Steve in TN said...

Jay we almost always find out why. And we almost always find out the shooter(s) have told multiple persons beforehand what they are going to do and why.

exurbankevin said...

My wife and I are going to the range. She's a teacher, and while she's a good shooter, she's never done any "stress fire" training.

I will not let this happen to her on my watch.

I can't make decisions about the security of my sons in their classroom beyond what we're already doing, but I can help my wife be more secure at her school.

Andie said...

Jay, you pegged it with your comment about respecting the folks who have lost family members, children and adults. My heart and prayers go out to the community...

The Scribbler said...

http://scribblerscrawls.blogspot.com/2012/12/absolute-evil.html
That is all I have to say.

Mopar said...

Die, muthafucking spammer, die!

threecollie said...

This an atrocity of sickening proportions

Ken O said...

Jay, I would add one word: pray.

Old NFO said...

No words...

Gunnutmegger said...

I knew one of the kids; his mother is a close friend.

Today was like 9/11, when I waited all day to hear if my sister in law made it out of WTC alive. She did. And I let that hope win me over before the awful truth of this event became known.

http://www.yankeegunnuts.com/2012/12/14/sandy-hook-massacre/

Anonymous said...

And outside a school in China, a guy managed to stab 22 kinds and a teacher yesterday. Dear G-d, this world is so screwed up right now. I'm going to go hug my niece now.

LittleRed1

Geodkyt said...

I wouldn't be surprised if this bastard doesn't map out, psychologically, as being very similar to a "family annihlator", given that he started by killing his mother, then he set out to destory what he likely perceived as most precious to her -- the smallest, most innocent children at her school. Plus add in the inevitable dash of, "loser who thought this was his only route to fame".

Bastard. An eternity in Hell isn't sufficient.

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