Friday, September 21, 2007

not another damn shooting

2 students shot at Delaware State Univ

i am so sick of waking up to shit like this. so tired of people killing people. kids killing other kids (or at least trying too). when does it stop? when does it end? or good freaking gravy, WHY does it keep continuing?

i hate guns, i truly do. but i don't think that the gun is to blame. i definitely think the person who pulls the trigger, is where the blame lies (with all sorts of other things factoring into it, yet still). BUT, i do think that having a gun makes it a hell of a lot easier to kill someone. there's nothing personal about aiming a gun and pulling its trigger. hell, you don't even have to be in close proximity to someone to kill them with a gun.

i'm just tired of all the madness. i'm tired of people not being safe in places where they should be perfectly safe. or where they shouldn't have to worry about freaking getting shot at. and i know, most of you will comment and say that nowhere is safe anymore and it's silly to think that it is... but just how wrong is that?!?! and why do we accept that? why is that okay?

12 comments:

Becky said...

i dont accept it nor do i think its ok. i hate that its a part of life for us now. i'm sick of cowards who feel that taking someone else's life is easier than dealing with their problems. its sad because our kids will never know any different.

Daddy Dan said...

Especially the ones that shoot others and then kill themselves. They're shooting people in the wrong order. Selfish, self-centered assholes.

texas math said...

what pops into my mind is the fact that point likes to hunt (I think...I dont know for sure...but I'm certain that I read something about him hunting at one time or another)...you sound like you're advocating against guns...how much gun control do you think we need? Do we need to ban all guns/rifles (and point's right to hunt with these guns/rifles as a byproduct)?

(My opinion on this matter is absolutely yes..other countries that have done this have little to no violent crime at all.)

jennster said...

point does hunt. i don't know how much gun control we need. i do know that i would like enforcements, obviously. i don't think we should ban all guns. i don't think we, as a country, could ever get to that point realistically. and no, i wouldn't want to take away people's rights to defend themselves, or hunt if they want....
it's hard for me because i never thought in a million years that i would ever date someone who owned a gun (unless he was a cop). and i never thought guns would be exposed to blake. it's hard. it's really hard. i can't explain it well, or talk about it well, or do muhc of anything well. lol

Jill said...

This is why I love the blog. You all have really good points. I think it comes down to taking responsiblity for ones actions and people just do not do that now. It is also how we treat our mentally ill. We put them on pills and they walk around in a drug induced fog and hope that works.

I also think that gun control should be consistent and just because you want to protect yourself you don't get a gun or a dog without training. In both cases they can injury and kill.

Husband along with all the other things he does had to go to Iraq 2 years ago. He got to come home early thanks to a mess tent in Mosel. He never should have had to go but that is a story for another time. He still has issues with what happened over there and he carries a gun every day.

So where does the madness stop? It is a question that goes around and there seems to be no end. Is there a way to clean up the mess? IS outlawing guns to the general public the best thing? I have friends in New Zealand that moved from here. They are not allowed to have guns unless they are LE or collectors and then they have to be locked up and they actually come and check twice a year. Crime is low there anyway but they feel now that not havng guns works.

Sorry this got so long so many thoughts on this.

Lisa said...

Am off to read about that shooting. But I always wonder about the "why's" behind these stories... Why?

texas math said...

Ok I might need to clarify...I absolutely believe we should ban all handguns and automatic weapons. I don't think that neither are necessary in our daily lives.

I doubt we could (or should) ever eradicate all guns, but you definitely don't need a full arsenal of automatic assault rifles to kill Bambi. It's just not realistic, and it turn it not only puts your life but your family's lives in danger (as statistics have shown.)

Alison said...

Guns are out of control. But you know, it's just like everything else that's illegal---drugs---people are going to get their hands on them if they want them. So, we could ban guns but it won't solve the problem. We just have to accept that there are crazies in this world and you have to be super-cautious everywhere all the time. Sad, but true.

Can we go back to talking about Starbucks again?

Beth said...

I am soooo sick of this crap too. My oldest son just went to college and almost every day since, they've had bomb threats on campus...in the very building where he had classes. What do you do, as a parent? So many times, I just want to go live on an island somewhere, just me, my family and my dogs....and an endless supply of gossip magazines, of course. Gotta have my Brangelina fix.

point45 said...

banning buns will only turn 60% of the population into felons and have absolutely zero impact on crime while only enabling criminals. we do not have a second amendment to protect our hunting rights. its to protect ourselves.

anyone that thinks the police or the government can PROTECT you in your daily life is an absolute idiot. These school shootings and mall shootings are absolute proof. so how would un-arming the population help anyone. guns prevent crime more than they enable it.

Anonymous said...

I agree that killing is bad but we cannot make the tragic mistake of limiting gun ownership.

Daddy Dan said...

I hope they don't ban buns. That WOULD be tragic.

See Point45's post if I've confused you.