Saturday, December 15, 2012

The shooting in Connecticut


 

 

 

 

I am deeply at a loss when I heard about the shooting in the school in Connecticut. The shooter, who I refuse to name, has murdered 20 children and 7 adults. I have read that there have been teachers who have saved the lives of many children and had given their life. They are truly heroic when they protected the children because many more children’s lives would have been gone.

 

I wish to pay my respect for the families who lost their loved ones. It is truly devastating and it makes me grieve for them.

 

We do not know much about the shooter or his motive. What we did know was that his mother bought assault weapons and her son used them against her and went to the elementary school to kill. I could never understand what goes into that monster’s mind?

 

While we grieve for the families and the victims, I want to address a few issue concerning those who said “put God back in school” and proclaiming that this would not have happened had they had prayers and bibles in class. I can’t fathom how stupid this sounds. If you honestly believe that the Bible and prayer could have stopped the shooting, then explain to me how your god didn’t stop the shooting in Aurora theater in Colorado? Was the god not welcome in theaters either? What about the churches, which your God is mostly praised and worshiped, where there’s prayers and bibles all over the church, which happens to be where kids get abused by priests or pastors.

When you tell me that your God was not allowed in school which is the result of the shooting, I wondered exactly how much thought you put into this or that you were just listening to some people who have no idea what they’re talking about, because your god, the god who is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving, could have stopped the shooting anyway. Your god could have stopped anyone from going to the school with a gun. Your god could have stopped pastors or priests from abusing a child. Your god could have stopped any parents who would kill their own child. Your god could have stopped a kidnapper before he or she could have snatched a child from the playground.

You might think I am attacking your god. I am not, I’m attacking your bullshit statement. I don’t know about anyone here who reads this, but I am sick of the “put god back” crap. Your god was not gone, your god was not banned from anything, and it’s our responsibility to take care of the affairs here.You see, it doesn’t matter to me whether or not god exists, what matters is that we have to take responsibilities for ourselves to take care of the issues. We need to stop with the blame, stop pointing fingers, and work together to find solutions that can work!

 

Do I believe that gun control laws work or not? What I see is that there is no sure fire way to solving the problem. You may think that gun control laws works, and in some ways, gun control laws doesn’t. It’s not all black and white. I think we need to found a way that can be used with common sense, logic, and even reason. We need to put our heads together and find a way to help solve the problem of gun violence and more. I want there to be no gun violence as much as anyone else. I don’t believe that gun advocates are gun-loving, crazed folks who would be irresponsible, nor do I think that anti-gun folks were stupid, paranoid ‘fraidy cats either. Both sides have valid points that we need to look at and work our way through with them.

I don’t believe that stricter gun laws would work, because criminals do not obey laws and even if you remove the guns, there are those who would use whatever necessary to kill another; bombs, fire, poison, and more. Why are there some folks so persistent on killing people? I don’t have the answer, but I do know that some folks are without capacity for empathy.

I do think that citing the amendment sounds a lot like quoting the bible verse. It’s best not to go, “Well it said so here, so…” I prefer that we think for ourselves and look at the information we can gather.

 

Right now, let us give respect to the families and the victims in the Connecticut.