POSTED: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 6:52pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 4:54pm
Tyler, TX (KETK) — Just about the time I was trying to like Harry Ried for showing some sense in the gun debate, he goes and does something like this.
Earlier this week, an ammo dump in Nevada exploded. The reason, a mortar shell blew up. Seven marines are killed. Seven mothers lost sons.
What does the senator from Nevada and the leader of the Senate do? Politicizes it.
Ried, in a meandering, with that "Keebler Elf" voice of his, implying that sequestration, government having to cut back two percent, is responsible for the explosion.
Don't believe me? Go listen for yourself.
This reeks to high Heaven.
The facts are the cause of the explosion is still under investigation by the Marines. But military officials confirm that a 60-millimeter mortar round exploded prematurely inside its tube at about 10 p.m. local time Monday. This was a nighttime live fire exercise carried out at an Army ammunition depot.
Seven marines from North Carolina's Camp Lejeune from the 2nd Marine Division were killed, three of them immediately.
The others died while waiting to be transported to nearby hospitals. Some of the wounded were taken to Reno.
The Hawthorne Army Depot has been used since 1930. It is 230 square miles and has nearly 3,000 buildings.
Is nothing sacred with these people?
That's my point of view, what's yours?