Friday, July 20, 2012

COLORADO IN THE NEWS

Once again, Colorado in in the spotlight. It is tragic. It is heart wrenching. It's hard to believe. Only part of what has happened is being told, and the rest is still to be told.


The sights and sounds of the cell phone videos will be played over and over again, as will the film footage of the theater and the suspect's apartment. All the witnesses will be interviewed. People will have seen things differently than other people. Some stories will bring tears to your eyes. Others may make you angry. The news people will put their own spin of things. There are victims and there are heroes. People will talk and guess about things. Others will never go to a theater again.


We all wonder why. What brought this on? Some will call for more gun laws. Others will still want the right to protect themselves and their loved ones. Some news people want to know how he got the weapons and gear that he used. It gives those of us who believe in our Second Amendment rights a lump in our throats. Those who don't believe in the Second Amendment will think it gives them the right to try to ban firearms.


All we can do right now is wait. See what transpires. We'll want to hear what his reason was for doing this.


I see no reason for the TSA or Homeland Security or more government agencies to be involved than the ones that are on scene now. We are a people of government and laws. We have enough laws and way too much government in our lives now. We know that this will be frontline news for a spell. 


My condolences to those who were there or who are affected. You are in my prayers. For those who are in the hospitals. . . well wishes for them all. I also hope that those who need help with feelings and the trauma of what has happened get the help they need. 


We should all take the time today to say a prayer. Then be thankful. Give your loved ones a hug. And while we are at it, say a prayer for our country also.

5 comments:

  1. Two of my friends were in theater 9. He got winged as he dove to protect his aunt, cousin, and girlfriend. Both are OK, but shooken up. I think that's the last time they'll drive 4 hours to see a movie.

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    1. Mudbug, I'm so glad your friends are ok. Hopefully your friends won't stop enjoying life...on the other hand, perhaps next time they will be armed.

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    2. Mudbug, I'm glad that your friends are OK also. It might be time to see about trying to get rid of "gun free zones" in a lot more places.
      I'm afraid that they make it mandatory that from now on you will have to show ID to buy ammo, in the near future.

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  2. Muddy - i am glad that your friend was able to protect his family and girlfriend and i hope that he is ok. they must be terribly shaken up, tho.

    Flier - our prayers go out to all who are affected by this sad event. and this was an excellent post, buddy!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. kymber, thanks for stopping by. And thank you for the kind words on my post. I was kind of hoping that more people would of had some comments. Oh well.

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