Saturday, November 07, 2009


Two shootings in two days this past week… One in Florida yesterday, and the mess at Ft. Hood, Texas, the day before.

Innocent people in both situations, shot dead or wounded by men who, for whatever reason, were angry. The Ft. Hood shooter, reported to be an Army psychiatrist, is said to have been angry about his impending deployment to Iraq. It has also been reported that the shooter is a Muslim. That, just by itself, could be enough to set off a response from those looking for a reason to do something.

The Florida shooter is supposed to have been harboring a grudge against a former employer, so he went to the company where he worked and started shooting.

The total number of dead in Texas as of this writing is 13, and 1 in Florida.

Both of these incidents are awful. And I can’t help asking what the world is coming to. I know it’s a rhetorical question but it these are both pretty nasty situations.

Say a prayer for all involved: the dead and wounded, their families, and the shooters. I’m thinking they all could use it.


Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Lord have mercy.
How desperately sad.....

Susie Hemingway said...

They have my prayers Walt, how awful all this is.