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Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Senseless Death in a Charleston Church Could Have Been Prevented



Every time an American community suffers a tragedy involving a firearm, the anti-gun crowd unveils itself in full tribal dress.

Wednesday night, a 21-year-old sandy blonde-haired white man with blue jeans and Timberland boots walked into a historically black church in Charleston, S.C. and killed 9 people.  That’s a horrible, murderous act, made worse by the fact that the man is still at large.

UPDATE:  Dylann Roof, the shooter, was apprehended by police in Shelbyville, N.C.  I’m glad they got him, and I’m glad there will be an opportunity for justice.  But it’s sad that this wasn’t stopped before it happened.


The New York Times reported S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s statement about the tragedy.
“While we do not yet know all of the details, we do know that we’ll never understand what motivates anyone to enter one of our places of worship and take the life of another,” the governor said. “Please join us in lifting up the victims and their families with our love and prayers.”

Story here

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Nothing is more surprising to an attacker than when they find out "it ain't no fun when the rabbit's got the gun is it"? The only thing that stops predators in their tracks is violence aimed right back at them. You hit them, and you hit them fucking hard.

Nobody in America deserves being forced to be unarmed and forced to be at the mercy of their attacker because of what some politician feels is good for everyone. I know what's good for everyone and that's the option of having a say in what will and will not happen to you. Or, at least have the added variable of a defense mechanism in your possession that will shift the odds of survival in your favor. I will never give anyone the power to decide whether or not it's my time to die. That's my decision to make and it should have been theirs as well. 

As much as I hate to talk about coulda, woulda, shoulda, it's time for such a conversation because this shit needs to be stopped dead in its tracks. The murdering of innocent people isn't something I take lightly. I wish for the surviving family members of these murdered innocents to find peace and positive reflections of their loved ones in their hearts and in their memories of them. 

It boils me over to know that they did not even have a chance at surviving once the lead started flying because of some law that said they couldn't be armed in a church. Sometimes, being a law abiding citizen will kill you... Forget all of that noise, I'll catch a case before I leave it at home.

2 comments:

North Texan said...

Well said Stax. Tried by 12 any day over carried by 6.

extexanwannabee said...

Amen brother