Wednesday, March 11, 2009
People familiar with my Blog and my values know I am not a fan of guns and firearms. Here’s two more examples why.
A 17-year-old gunman dressed in black opened fire at his former high school in southwestern German town of Winnenden today, killing at least 15 people before police shot him to death, according to state officials. Nine students and three teachers were among the dead, State Interior Minister Heribert Rech said. It was Germany’s worst shooting since another teenage gunman killed 16 people and himself in another high school in 2002.
Closer to home.
A gunman went on a rampage across two southern Alabama counties Tuesday, killing at least nine people and burning down his mother’s house before shooting himself to death, authorities said. The victims included family members and apparent strangers. Police were investigating shootings in four locations in three communities near the Florida border, all of which were thought to be the work of a single gunman named Michael McLendon. The bloodshed began when McLendon burned down the house in Kinston where he lived with his mother, Lisa McLendon, said Coffee County Coroner Robert Preachers. Officials saw Lisa McLendon’s body inside but couldn’t get into the still-burning structure to determine the cause of death or whether she was her son’s 10th victim.
But I know: guns don’t kill people, people do. Just ask the NRA.