Wednesday, April 8, 2009

On mass shootings

There was another one last night, in California of course, and one person is dead and four wounded.

I suppose if the shooter turns out to be Korean that the media will make hay out of it, but I think these shootings are just part of the breakdown of society that often accompany economic hardships. This breakdown is what I see and hear as the main reason for the uptick in firearm sales, and the reason that people are ordering ammunition to the point where the UPS man has gained twenty pounds of muscle from lifting cases of 7.62x39mm all day. Folks are scared.

My thoughts immediately shifted to this part of the article as it seems to be the reoccurring theme in any mass shooting:
"This is the last place this is supposed to happen,"
It doesn't matter how safe your neighborhood is, or how quiet your workplace; somebody somewhere is having more of a bad day than they can take, and when they finally let go there is only moments to stop them, not minutes.

You are the only one responsible for your own safety during those short moments, and your only hope for survival is to be prepared. Take that as you will.

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