I saw that press conference too with the medical examiner. It was kind of a bizarre interview. There were a couple spots where he had this quarky little nervous laugh. One when mentioning this was only the second time in his career he has talked on camera and the other time when he was talking about his name and his grandfather. In light of having 20 young dead bodies laying only yards away it just seemed weird for him to be laughing.
But to be fair. I think having just done autopsies on 7 little bodies one would be so tightly wounded up that the escape of the nervous laughter could be a release of stress.
What a tough job. I also feel for the first responders who had to enter those rooms and find the carnage. I have no idea what kind of private hell they are going through.
Rumors attribute this quote to Morgan Freeman:
He probably didn't say it, but whoever did deserves a round of applause."You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why.
It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed
people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.
CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.
You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news."
Is this really the solution in the USA?
Remember, Israel is a tiny nation and is surrounded by other nations that would wipe it off of the map if they could.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
I want to take a timeout from the arguments and debates to post a picture here...
In loving memory of the young lives taken far too soon...my heart aches
Libertarian and Atheist...wow I'm a hated man.
But, no matter whether it is a gun safe or a vault, unless I had some reason to doubt the mental stability of my relatives, why would I keep anything away from them? If I had children and they were old/mature enough to handle firearms by themselves, why would I lock the firearms away from my children, unless they demonstrated mental problems? If they did demonstrate mental problems, why would I not get them the help they need? If they are 18 or over, sure they can refuse that help, in which case, yeah, it's time to change the combo on the safe.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.