Monday, January 27, 2014

Deadly Weekend

As if we didn't have the arctic temperatures to deal with, the past weekend has been dangerous for other reasons.

In Columbia, Maryland, a man used a shotgun in a crowded mall to murder two people before turning the gun on himself.

At South Carolina State University, two men got into an argument, whereupon one pulled out a gun and shot the other dead.

No other comment necessary. It wouldn't bring anything new to the argument, anyway.

Have a good day. Know what to do in an "active shooter" situation*. The situation isn't likely to get any better.

More thoughts tomorrow.


* Isn't it grand that a university needs to put out guidance on this subject?


eViL pOp TaRt said...

It's sad that institutions must actually issue such bits of advice.

Kristen Drittsekkdatter said...

This carnage must stop!

allenwoodhaven said...

It's way past time for a rewrite of the 2nd amendment. Unfortunately, that's impossible right now because of lobbies like the NRA. One has to wonder how many deaths would be needed for there to be enough of an outcry for change. With warped logic though, the more deaths means change cannot be allowed. We need representatives who are responsive to the majority of the people. (Now there's a "new" concept!)

Mike said...

Active shooter. It's sad that everyone knows what that means.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

So sad and trying. It used to be that the only shooters we heard about on campuses involved tequila or rum.

Duckbutt said...

I wonder if media coverage spawns some copycat killers.