20 7 / 2012
I haven’t commented on the tragedy in Colorado. I haven’t wanted to read the news. I have an obvious aversion to news stories where someone is senselessly shot and killed. But after finding out that one a victim (shot, but alive), is a family friend, I feel like I should say something.
There is no excuse for this. My heart breaks for the victims, the families & the survivors who will be haunted by what they went through and witnessed. My heart, prayers & love are being sent their way.
There’s no excuse that this murderer’s (I won’t say his name and give his name fame or infamy) friends & family didn’t see this coming. There’s no excuse that someone like the murderer had access to those kinds of weapons. I hate guns. I don’t think they should be completely banned, but I think that most people don’t need to and shouldn’t own one! No one has a good reason to own an assault rifle! Why did this murderer have access to that kind of weaponry when so many people can’t even afford health care or have access to basic human needs?! It’s sad, infuriating and incidents like this are the result of poor judgement that is a common theme in our country’s politics. Both sides. *soap box dismount*