The Las Vegas Tragedy

I know this has been talked about and discussed immensely, but I wanted to express my opinion and observation of this horrible tragedy. First, my prayers and deepest sympathies go to the families of the victims in the horrific event. I can’t comprehend how difficult it would be to try and make sense of this act of terror.

I remember hearing the news, and everyone trying to understand how someone could commit such a senseless act of violence. There were acts of heroism and bravery. I think our entire country felt such sympathy for everyone affected.

As the story progressed, we found out more about the shooter and the weapons he used. And as it always happens with these horrible tragedies, the discussion turned from the victims and their families, and into a debate on gun control and the second amendment. Then, the verbal attacks on social media began. I will never understand what this is supposed to accomplish.

In the meantime, there have been a few positive, uplifting posts and stories about people doing anything they can to help. There are people who donated blood, distributed water, brought food, and help the Red Cross. While some people spend their time debating the political issues, others are only concerned about how they can help. Because this is America, and that’s what we do. God Bless all the selfless, empathetic people for their acts of kindness.

These are just my thoughts, and as always, they are worth what you pay for them. I want to thank you for reading my stories, and I especially want to thank my Angel Shannon for her support. I will always LOVE AND MISS YOU sweetheart.

Next week: Skyline Homecoming

P.S. Everyone is trying to figure out why this monster did what he did. This reminded me of a stand-up bit from Chris Rock. He was talking about the kids in the Columbine High School shooting. “Everybody wanted to know what the kids were listening to. Everybody wanted to know what movies they were watching. Who gives a (blank!) Whatever happened to crazy?”