RIP

Jul. 23rd, 2012 05:42 pm
nomoreuturns: Pon holding an umbrella for Zi (Stand under my umbrella-ella-ella)
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I don't know what to say about the shooting in Colorado at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises. I mostly feel numb, to tell you the truth. It's just...too much. Twelve people dead. Fifty-something people injured. The youngest was just three months old. One guy was celebrating his 27th birthday. And all because this guy just came in, let off a smoke grenade, and started shooting. My heart goes out to everyone there: to those who lost their lives; to those who were injured; to those who bore witness; and to the families of all these people.

One thing that makes it through the numbness, though? Disbelief. Disbelief that a civilian could get their hands on that many weapons and that much ammunition without anyone noticing, without any red flags raising, without anyone thinking hmmm, what does this guy need with a Remington shotgun and a Glock and an S&W assault rifle and 600 rounds of ammunition? It just does not compute. Instead of banning costumes (because - please correct me if I'm wrong - the dude wasn't actually wearing a costume), I feel something should probably be done about ensuring that anyone who does not actively need a gun doesn't get their hands on one.
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