"I don't care if you are Republican, Democrat, Independent or other - as an American this should concern all of us. We need to fix this disease, NOW! It is causing us to decay from the inside out."
During this past week, there were two very scary incidents. The first was in the City of Austin - being held hostage by a serial bomber. It was only by good, hard police work, mixed in with a bit of luck, that brought this nightmare to an end.
The other incident was a 17 year old kid bringing a handgun into school and then shooting two students. Once again, only due to a armed school safety officer doing what he was trained to do, brought this incident to an abrupt end.
The school shooter was 17. The Austin bomber was 23. Both normal looking white kids. The Austin bomber had no record of any trouble in his past. In fact, after he left school, he considered going on a mission trip. But then for some reason, he decided to be the most feared bomber since the days of the Uni-bomber. From going on a mission trip to killing innocent people? What happened? Or better yet, what snapped?
A 17 year old kid goes into a gun free zone at school with a loaded handgun. First off, some might ask this important question - HOW did he do it? It is against the law to bring a gun into a school - it is a gun free zone. Next, it is against the law in Maryland to own or possess a handgun if you are under 21. Right off the bat, this young man broke two laws before he even fired a shot.
The next thing that happened was really confusing. This young man, whose brain was still forming, shot two innocent students. He was then fatally shot by an alert school safety officer. 17 years old. And now he is dead. What happened? What snapped? Even though this cop did the right thing, the fact he had to kill a kid will stay with him - maybe forever.
More than anything else, these two events should be wake up calls for our entire country. Something is wrong here. Something is amiss. This is not normal - not even close. We need to find out the reason WHY! And please, for you narrow minded NRA haters, this has NOTHING to do with the NRA or guns! We need to find out the REAL reason why these things keep happening as of late. It is not the weapon that matters, it is what has happened to the heart.
We all have our theories - I know I do. Some of the theories are secular, others are not. All I know is this. Two young people went off the rails for reasons we don't know, and now there are innocent people injured and/or killed.
I don't care if you are Republican, Democrat, Independent or other - as an American this should concern all of us. We need to fix this disease, NOW! It is causing us to decay, from the inside out.
If you are a believer, this is a good time to pray. Pray for healing for our great country. If you are not a believer, this might be a good time to start. Think it is too late? Trust me, it is not.