It wasn't until Saturday evening that I heard about the horrible shootings and murders in Arizona. I read the stories and watched the videos, and my reaction was both anger and sadness. Anger, to realize that such people still walk the streets of America, and sadness for the families who will have to face the future with loved ones now gone or injured.
After the initial shock wore off, my analytical mind took over. There were questions that were not answered by the media that I was referencing. The first question that popped into my mind was, "Why is Sheriff Clarence Dupnik making a political statement at a time like this?" We just witnessed brutal murders of six human beings and the wounding of numerous others, we are waiting for the forensic evaluation of the event, yet this Sheriff is spouting political ideology. Why? Why would he step out his expertise into a speculative rant that has nothing to do with the facts at hand?
Then it hit me. Here is a man who was negligent, and now he is trying to steer the focus away from himself. And what better way to keep the public from realizing that he is incompetent than by starting to throw accusations around. Accusations that he knew was going to be gobbled up by the media that tends to be complicit in anything that might advance the Liberal cause.
Yet, there was serious negligence. In communities large and small, I have witnessed the local police present at anything that might present a danger to the citizens, anything from utility work to traffic control to crowd control at events. But here is a public appearance that features a Congresswoman, and a well known Judge, but there was no law enforcement presence at all. Yes, negligence!
The second question that gnawed at me was something I have since heard many people ask. Why are all those pundits and politicians running around blaming everyone from the Tea Party to Sarah Palin to Rush Limbaugh to anybody on the right, when we know next to nothing about what happened? Why aren't they saying the same thing now, that they were saying when the shooter with the Muslim name murdered our soldiers at Fort Hood? Everyone, from President Obama on down cautioned not to jump to conclusions without knowing any facts. And even when we heard about the Times Square (almost) bomber with the Muslim name, we were warned not to jump to conclusions, and Mayor Bloomberg even then joked that he was most likely someone who was against Obama's Healthcare plan.
Now here we had an obviously deranged individual who indiscriminatingly targeted a crowd of innocent people, and all we heard was the scattered shriek of political blame. Where was the call for restraint? Could it be that the Liberals and their lapdogs in the media could see a wonderful opportunity to get a leg up on their perceived enemies? Could it be that gaining a political edge was more important than showing concern about the feelings of the massacre victims and their families? Yes, where was that great Liberal empathy? Well, now we really know!
I know that I am going on too long, but I am going to make one more point.
This unfortunate incident once again brought out all the Anti-Gun advocates. Here is the way I look at it. If the people of Arizona had the right to carry a concealed weapons, I am sure that this shooting spree would have been nipped in the bud. Statistics show that localities that allow law abiding citizens to carry weapons, there is less crime. Can you figure out why?
Oh, and here is something that you will not see in your local media. It is an interesting twist from EUTimes.net. Let me know what you think.
And finally, my prayers join with all the others for the speedy recovery of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords as well as the others injured. May God restore their health speedily.