32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
To put a face and a real idea who this mother was is this article from our local paper this morning.
I must admit that when I first read it was a shooting of a mother in Wal Mart I visualized a totally different person. And I realize I am guilty as many here who like to group people into designated stereotypical groupings.
Toddler shoots, kills mother in North Idaho Wal-Mart - Spokesman.com - Dec. 31, 2014SRX_VERONICA_RUTLEDGE_t620.jpgA nuclear research scientist died Tuesday after her 2-year-old son pulled a loaded pistol from her purse and shot her while she was shopping at the Wal-Mart store in Hayden.
The horrific accident quickly attracted international attention, with media outlets worldwide carrying the story of Veronica J. Rutledge’s death.
Rutledge, a 29-year-old resident of Blackfoot, Idaho, died instantly.
“She was a beautiful, young, loving mother who was taken much too soon,” said her father-in-law Terry Rutledge. “She was out on what was supposed to be a fun-filled day with her son and nieces.”
Rutledge, an employee of the Idaho National Laboratory, was visiting family in Hayden with her husband, Colt. She had taken the children to Wal-Mart so they could spend their holiday gift cards. Her son, who was riding in a shopping cart, got a hold of the loaded pistol in her purse and shot her at 10:20 a.m. in the store’s electronics department.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
I was taught not to have a round in the chamber in semi auto pistols and rifles, or on any pistol or rifle for that matter, and to leave one cylinder empty on a revolver where the hammer is in the rest position to prevent accidental discharge,
might be a good reason for people who want to own a firearm to attend classes to learn more than they think they might know.
Last edited by AJiveMan; 12-31-14 at 08:00 AM.
good thing she had it with her, I hear Wal-Mart is a dangerous p0lace to be nowadays.
‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).