Violence in Our Nations Communities

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The gun control debate is a serious one. As I see what has happened over the past few months in Colorado at a movie theatre in Oregon at a shopping mall and today in Connecticut at a elementary school this has me wondering about our world. We see urban areas that experience violence daily and its a threat to everyone’s safety. The senseless violence we are seeing has me very concerned about the people who do these things. It doesn’t make sense. You have to wonder about what makes people feel like they have to kill others in order to be heard. It saddens me that there are so many weapons of destruction available so that things like this happen too often. God bless everyone who has suffered because of such heinous acts. May we find peace in our world sooner rather than later.

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Tragedy in Colorado

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Overnight at a theatre in Aurora, Colorado a lone gunman killed 12 and injured dozens more. It was to be a night of seeing the highly anticipated movie “The Dark Night Rises” but it turned into something real and sinister. ¬†We see these things on TV and we begin to ask the basic question, why? This man from what I hear by news reports was prepared and equipped to do much more damage.

No one wants to live in fear. However the real events of the night is a further reminder of how this world has people in it who don’t seem to be living in the same reality we live in. That is scary.

There have been too many instances of this sort of thing. Nearby Columbine High School experienced the same type of violence in 1999 when two young men entered the school and shot and injured students and staff there. The common tie is that they were both senseless, horrible events that have changed lives forever.

Its a real tragedy and we must work to prevent these events from happening, if we can. God bless the Aurora community and all those directly impacted.