Monthly Archives: December 2012

Follow up to previous post about School shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

First off I would again like to express my deepest sympathy towards the victims and families of the School shooting in Connecticut that took place a week ago today.  My heart again goes out.

As the facts and numbers have been coming in I have to make some adjustments to my previous post.

In the aftermath, the shooter Adam Lanza not his brother Ryan was the culprit in these tragic events.  They originally believed it to be the older brother because the younger (ADAM) used his brothers I.D to gain entrance to the school and is the reason for the confusion in the beginning.  I apologize to the brother Ryan for this mistake.

This is the first time I’ve ever reported on a “breaking news event” and now am aware the first response facts can be misconstrued.

Also there was 26 people killed including 20 children and 6 adult teachers on that fateful day at Sandy Hook.

It has been a very emotional week for everybody.  The sheer gravity of the situation is still very fresh and I cannot imagine what the families and people of Sandy Hook are going through.

Once again I can only weep and hope that changes will come soon to American gun laws.

As we have sat and watched events unfold for a week we have heard from mostly all sides about the gun law issue.

Out of all who spoke we were all awaiting a response from the NRA. (National Rifle Association)

Well they just responded a few minutes ago.  They stood up to the podium and talked.  They talked about a culprit responsible for these atrocities that have been occurring for far too long.  These atrocities being ‘mass shootings’ but in my opinion even if one person turns a gun onto another it is noteworthy and a horrible event.  They discussed a growing problem in America that is the source of these problems with gun violence in America.

That source… Video games?  Yes you heard me right.

Not the violence in the daily news, not the growing distance between the ‘have’s and the ‘have more’s’.  They blame video games for ‘transforming’ the youth of America into shooting each other.  So does that mean banning video games?  If so why not movies, and the news?

They are also calling for an armed guard in every school in America!  If that’s true what about the movie theatre in Aurora?  Do we need armed guards at the movies now?

Although I have my own views as do we all,  everyone is entitled to their opinions and you have to respect the other side of the argument.  Even if you disagree with it or don’t understand it you have to be able to sit back and at least listen to someones argument because when you think about it, in their heads they believe 100 percent that their suggestion is the correct corse of action.

Well I listened to what the NRA had to say today.

My opinion.. and maybe this is just because Im Canadian all I have to say in response is “What are you a bunch of fucking Idiots!!!

I know I’m going to get some serious fallout for this but Do you have any Idea how much the world despises the NRA?  You crazy war mongering bunch of inbred, brain-dead hicks!!!  How dare you blame anyone but yourselves!  If you really believed that More guns made a country safer than America would be one of the safest country’s in the world.  It is of course the EXACT opposite!!! 

They actually had the audacity to say “The only way to stop an armed bad guy is a good guy with a gun.”

It still boggles the mind that people “that stupid’ are actually in charge of things.  I wouldn’t let the head of the NRA water my plants.  Instead of watering my plants they would probably just shoot holes in the roof and wait for rain.

If you don’t believe me that guns only kill and never save, then just think about how many times on the news have you seen stories stating :

“Man saved group of people because of his gun’.

‘Group saved due to civilians carrying firearms’.

‘These bad guys could have killed us all but it’s a good thing we all had guns to protect ourselves’.

You know why you have never heard these stories?  Because they do not exist!!!  Get that through you thick heads!!!

The NRA is not even going to take some of the blame for these loose gun laws.  I cannot wait for the rest of the country and world to rise up and squash you like the hillbilly bugs that you are.  I’ve never seen a group of people as DEAF as the NRA.  Probably because all the members I see are like 100 years old.

It is good in a way that they are so unreasonable and inflexible as they are being because they are just ‘digging their own graves’ on this issue.

If it were up to me I would ban all guns with a few exceptions.

#1.  People who want to hunt, you get single bolt-action rifles and shotguns …That’s it!!  Even though people could be taught to shoot a bow.

#2.  Everything else banned including handguns.  There is absolutely zero need for any other kind of weapon including hand guns. ZERO REASON!!! No one is hunting moose with a hand gun or a group of quale with an assault rifle!

If you need to protect your self from an assailant that’s what a stun gun is for.

Other than special forces police and soldiers there is absolutely no reason for these other types of weapons to exist.

You still want to fire a gun.. fine!!  We still have gun ranges but all the weapons have to stay at the range.  You walk in, pick a gun, fire off some rounds, and leave.  You don’t need to take that gun home.

Why don’t we just find an island out in the ocean and everyone who wants unlimited gun laws and zero registration can all just live their together in complete chaos. Just all go live on some island somewhere and get your gun jollies off to your heart’s content.  We will all sit back from where we are and watch you destroy yourselves.

For my final thought today I will address the NRA and I can’t think of a better quote than Brad Pitts character in the movie “seven”

“Do you just sit around reading ‘guns and ammo’, masturbating in your own feces, and just sit up and say “wow”! its amazing just how fucking crazy I really am”!!!

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Massive shooting in Connecticut

They had their entire lives ahead of them.

I was hoping by this time of year to give you a cheerful blog.  Maybe a blog related to Christmas since its only 10 days away.  I mean.. We could all use a little laugh or a positive event now and again.

Unfortunately that day is not today.  As I turn on the Television to discover another mass shooting in the United States.  Yes try not to be too shocked as I was.  As events unfold it turns out a man (Ryan Lanza) walked into this Elementary school (Yes I did in fact write Elementary school) and proceed to shoot innocent and defenceless children.   Try to imagine that!  Where were you when you were in elementary school at grades kindergarten to grade 4 (ages 5-9)?  Imagine you sitting in your classroom at 9:00 am on a Friday.  Just counting the days until holidays off.  The class rooms most likely decorated for the holidays, the teacher awaiting their Friday workday to end as well and looking forward to the weekend.

Then a man enters the school.  I say man because I guess it’s the standard for someone over 18 but anyone who would do this is NOT A MAN but a child himself.  This man armed to the teeth then proceeds to open fire on these innocents both children and adults alike.

I cannot imagine what these little kids must have witnessed and to even try to imagine events unfolding is something I’m not prepared to do at this time.

After the police arrived and things became quiet the information has been coming in.  So far it has been confirmed that at least 27 people have been shot and killed and 18 of them are children.

The shooter himself took his own life and the parents of the missing children have been all placed into a nearby building and are awaiting the news of their kids.

It also turns out that the mother of the shooter was a teacher also and is confirmed dead.

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What’s going on?  What the hell is our society becoming?  It’s just madness.  Utter utter madness!

When beautiful innocent kids, poor sweet little young-lings that have not yet had an opportunity to grow up and have a life of their own, are gunned down.  It can leave you without words.

Having your first kiss or graduation, to get your first job or go off to college, to have a family of your own.

These things will never come for these kids.

Please take a second to think about that…

I cannot imagine what the parents and families must be feeling at this moment.  All that I can think of is what now?  What happens now?

Does this just play out as it always does?  Media coverage for several days.  We learn the agonizing truth to the events that unfolded.  We learn the names of all who are lost?  We witness a funeral for those who are no longer with us and had their lives cut tragically short?

Then we move onto the next event?  Celebrity scandal?  Escalating events overseas?

Do we really want events like this to keep unfolding forever?  Can we not evoke change?  Is there no way to have preventative measures?  I guess we could blame the shooter?  However can we control what he did?  Of course not!  There’s no way to predict human behavior all the time.  We can only monitor so much.

I guess we could put extra security on schools now?

The enlightened know what the elephant in the room is.  The only solution that seems to be staring us in the face that we could actually do something about…Gun control!!  Or the sheer lack of it!

That’s all that can be truly confirmed!!  These horrific incidents that keep occurring are due to the easy access of guns.  How much longer are we going to keep hanging on to our precious guns?  How many more of these incidents like this one that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut have to happen before action is taken?

I can only hope that the President will finally see this as a wakeup call to the extreme gun reform that is needed.  I could write for hours on why do we need hand guns, why we need automatic weapons, blaa blaa on and on.

Cries that fall on deaf ears.  We’ve heard these arguments before, for a very long time and yet nothing is done.

I would like to close this blog with a message to the families of those who lost today.

My heart goes out to all those who lost loved ones today.  I cannot put myself in your place and today’s events shook me to my core.  This tragedy is being felt the world throughout and simply giving ones sympathy is nowhere near enough.  Some times it’s all we can do.  I hope this is one of those times where sympathy’s is not all that is done.  I hope that this event is the final smack across the face that America needs in order to set things right for future generations.  I hope that in the aftermath of these brutal killings of innocents that we may see much needed change in America’s gun control. I can only hope that this is the last we will see of events like today.

With a little hope and an incalculable amount of effort that dream may be possible …someday.

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