Monday, April 16, 2007

Virginia Tech Shootings

There's been another mass shooting and more people saying, "How could this happen?" and "Change the gun laws." and more. There are interviews on TV with question being asked that anyone in their right mind knows cannot yet be answered. And I wonder. And I sorrow.

How this could happen isn't really a good question. The answers are before us. People who feel disenfranchised, persecuted, wronged or otherwise alienated sometimes take guns and shoot people. It's been happening for generations. The only thing that changes is the weapons. And what we can do is already being done by many. Teaching men that just because they have a breakup they don't need to kill their former girlfriend/wife. Teaching children that there are other methods of solving disputes. Working for equal opportunity. All those things are happening and all those things aren't happening enough.

But for today - instead of asking questions of how and why - perhaps we should pray for the families and friends who've survived.

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