We can do better than this
POSTED: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 4:07pm
UPDATED: Monday, September 23, 2013 - 12:00am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — Man, I don't even know where to start in regards to that horrible shooting at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard, Monday.
The shooter was thrown out of the Navy, cited eight times for bad conduct, on medication, was in trouble with guns, three times, and heard voices in his head.
Why does he have a gun? I am a gun guy and a gun advocate, but why does he have one? He also liked violent video games, but actors won't go after that because that's Hollywood.
It gets worse.
After all these things, he gets honorably discharged from the United States Navy, even though he didn't like the Navy because he didn't like getting up early and thought he wasn't paid enough.
So, after getting thrown out of the Navy, he gets a job with a defense contractor, which means he's now working on bases!
A guy who has anger control issued and shot the tires off a construction vehicle in Seattle and blacked out for an hour he was so mad, gets secret clearance at a Navy base!
He shoots his way across the base. Ever heard of 9/11? Where was the security? The El Paso Airport has better security.
Then, we have to wait for a SWAT team to take this loser out! We don't have military police to do this?
Then, the gunsmoke had barely cleared before the gun haters start. We get New York columnist, Mike Lupica, going off on AR -15's. He wrote a big article today about how that gun is made to kill people.
Funny, almost every gun I have is meant to kill someone in self-defense, some to shoot clay pigeons.
And then, it gets really scary! It's being reported, today, this guy opened fire with a shotgun! And it looks like he got two pistols from inside. Where was the security?
All this is a no-gun zone in the most gun tight city in the country.
There has been so much misinformation, so much irresponsibility from reporting things too quickly before you know the fact to politicize for your side before the bodies are even taken away by the morgue.
Come on, America. We can do better than this.
That's my point of view,what's yours?
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