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I don't really know what to say about all of this. The generic "my thoughts and prayers go out to the families" comes to mind. And I do mean it. I don't know what it would be like to lose a loved one that way. So violently. So senselessly. I also can't imagine how horrible it would have been to be in one of those classrooms, whether you were able to walk out of it or not. These people just thought they were going to class... I just can't wrap my mind around it.

What I am annoyed about is, as always, the media coverage. Way to go, people. Let's focus on the killer instead of the victims. Let's talk about it being a record. Like was mentioned on the news last night, this will inevitably lead to someone trying to break it. Let's turn this guy into a celebrity when that's exactly what he wanted--to be seen, to be talked about. Let's focus on him being Korean instead of the fact that he's been in the US since he was 8. Let's make a big deal about someone who isn't a US citizen being able to easily buy a gun--as if all Americans are completely sane and only foreigners commit mass shootings. Let's try to figure out who to blame--his parents? Korea? The gun shop? Mental health staff? Perhaps the person who was pulling the trigger? Good grief.

For every 50 or so stories about the wrong thing, you get one like this. One that should be the focus. I can only hope that this link stays active instead of being replaced with a less important part of the story.

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StaceyG said…
The media makes me sick - always. But I guess people want the "dirt" for some reason.
Bubba's Sis said…
The Blame Game has gotten out of control. Why does it have to be someone's fault? Why can't it just the be the wacko kids' fault? Why do we have to blame everyone from the campus police to the man who sold the guns to him? Things happen, and in retrospect we can say, "Wow, we should have seen that one coming," but we never DO see it coming. It's a crazy, crazy world we live in.

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100 things--thankful

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