This quote from filmmaker, Michael Moore has me solemn this morning.
Having spent much time in the Aurora/Denver/Littleton area over the years, I am too sad about this most recent tragedy to comment at the moment, other than to say this:
I fear anthropologists and historians will look back on us and simply say we were a violent nation, at home and abroad, but in due time human decency won out and the violence ceased, but not before many, many more died and the world had had its fill of us.
Thoughts, prayers, and whatever comfort can be found for the victims and their families…
Reminds me of a friend from Australia I met in France. She told me the story of how her country limited laws on gun carrying to only peacekeeping officials, military officials and farmers after a massacre occurred in a large city on civilians by a fellow Australian.
She said she would think the same law would be initiated by our country after so many similar events have occurred in our nation’s history. Instead, she was surprised to find the reverse was true.
I adhere to neither side of the debate on gun laws. But it does make me troubled to see another horrific event like this acted out by an American on American soil. Colorado has had enough loss to last them decades.
My prayers are with the families of the victims and the family of the suspect.
I am already against the next war.