You certainly have heard about the shootings in Virginia [who hasn’t?].
My first thought was, once again, “What the hell is going on in the heads of people who do these horrible, horrible things?”. I don’t understand it. I can’t even remotely wrap my mind around it.
I can somewhat comprehend why someone who has experienced violence or abuse would want to kill someone else. But actually going out and doing it? Going out and randomly shooting innocent people and then shooting oneself in the face?
I don’t know – that seems impossible to understand.
I’ve been torn between constantly checking the news and turning off the TV and computer to NOT see or hear about it anymore. Something like that makes me terribly sad and it makes me doubt that there is anything good left in this world. In fact, there are so many more things wrong with this world that I sometimes have a hard time to still see the good through all of the wrongness.
But I do have an unbowed belief that people are good deep down inside and often just the product of an unbalanced society. If the people in charge would just step up sometimes and do what they should be doing… like taking away that stupid second amendment, so that the access to obtain a gun is not as easy as it was for this lost College student and instead get people like him some help.