Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Oregon Mall Shooting


Today I’m concerned about the mass shooting that occurred in an Oregon mall.  These mass, senseless shootings continue to occur here in the United States.  I don’t know what the answer is to making it stop… but it has to stop.  Going to a public place and shooting innocent people is never the answer, no matter what the problem is that you are facing.

There are any number of reasons that a person can feel helpless and hopeless, the counselor in me understands that.  But I also know that there is usually a way to get out of your situation.  It may not happen instantly.  It may take commitment and work.  You may not be able to it alone.  You may need to reach out to one, two or even three people (or more) before you find that one person that can help you.

The investigation into the life of the shooter has only just begun. The most current reports are that he has no significant criminal history.  Families and a community have been changed forever.  The question of gun control is trending again all across America.  When will we find the right solution? How many people have to lose their lives before we find the right balance between gun control and the right to bear arms?

I welcome your thoughts and comments.

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