What a weird day...
The snow that was here this morning is now gone, replaced by about eight inches of rain and freezing cold.
I am looking at the news with the events unfolding in Virginia. Normally I would ask if there is a full moon out, but the opposite is true. The moon is at 1% and is barely visible. I am not going to even try and comprehend what would possess an individual to go and murder thirty two people, but it is safe to say the shooters were not all there...
The news anchor on MSNBC is discussing gun law and how easy it was to obtain the weapons. Is there a time for change in the gun legislature? Sure, but it is a little late for that. More gun control legislation now would be a knee-jerk reaction to the crisis in Virginia. I am for complete gun control, for sport and for defense. That is a wide specification for a legal criteria. Don't get me wrong, I love shooting. I was in the military and did very well as a marksman. I also think everyone should at least learn the basics of marksmanship, that way everyone will observe safety with a firearm. The public does not need assault rifles, does not need machine guns, and does not needs pistols, or easily concealed firearms. A shotgun is perfect for home defense. Other nations can live in peace without laws arming their citizens, why can't we?
I guess in the end, no matter how many laws are passed, it is next to impossible to keep weapons out of the hands of criminal. My point is that gun violence is easier to pursue when one can walk-in to a gun store, present a driver's license and buy a gun.
My heart and sympathies go out to the family and friends of the victims.