I went to write my blog tonight, but then I heard the news about another mass shooting, this time in Texas.
The headline: “5 Dead, 21 injured in Texas shooting”.
Right below that story was news that gunfire had broken out after a high school football game in Alabama late Friday, leaving 10 teens injured. Three of the injured are still in the hospital.
Once I read those stories, I lost interest in writing my blog; it would seem even more trivial than usual.
I’ve given my views on guns and gun control before, I just don’t feel like repeating those views again.
I don’t know what I feel right now; some sort of combination of angry, sad, depressed, incredulous.
I guess all I can say at this point are that my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and friends. I know we need more than that, but right now that’s the best I can do.
I’m an optimistic guy, but the frequency of these events really tests that attitude.
I just hope that this is the one that leads to the necessary changes.
*image from Hammersmith & Fulham web site