And Thus It Began...

Today a 20 year-old murderous ******* went on a killing rampage at a grade school in Connecticut, shooting his mother (a teacher at the school), several other adults, and killing approximately twenty children.

Words cannot convey the loss and pain felt upon learning (and reflecting) about this heinous tragedy.

I don't know the motive yet, maybe no one ever will. It really doesn't matter does it?

No. It does not. Murder was his motive, and murder he did. "As a man thinketh... so is he"

Preliminary reports indicate that this killer was wearing "military tactical clothing", had two handguns, and a ".223 rifle" [not identified, but labeled "assault" rifle]. Without missing a beat, the issue was almost immediately being politicized by the anti-self-defense crowd. They couldn't focus on what really mattered for one day: The victims, the pain, the loss. Not even for just ONE day before turning it into the politics of power & control over law-abiding citizens.

I wrote these thoughts down earlier today, but hesitated to post them anywhere until now but the politicization is sickening me:
The sadness, the loss of this day recalls 9/11 to my mind.

Pray for the victims.
Condemn the murderer.
Proclaim Peace, and hope that more hearts are moved to embrace it.
Above all protect the innocent.

Couldn't we save the politics & finger pointing (against those no way involved in the offense) for another day? Sadly, no. The anti-gun [anti-self-defense] shouting was almost immediate.

Murderers like this will always find a way to commit their atrocities.

Laws, bans, confiscations can't stop them--guns, knives, baseball bats, homemade explosives (made from simple household goods), crashing planes into buildings. What is there that can't be turned to evil purposes? And, the results are the same: Innocent people die. Lives are shattered. Families are ripped apart. The abominations people have committed against each other throughout time are horrific.

Words can be the worst weapon of all, inciting one group to subjugate, kill & maim another.

The devastation a single individual can impose upon others, if they really have mind to, is staggering--and the weapons that can be used for such deeds are virtually infinite.
If just one of the staff had been carrying concealed, just maybe we would not be mourning so many losses today.