Mass Murder in Oregon
Based upon the online postings attributed to the psychotic killer in Oregon, he clearly desired notoriety. So kudos to Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin! He encouraged the media to keep the killer nameless.
Keeping these disturbed individuals relatively anonymous will help discourage future copycats.
Finding a place for the Christian Worldview currently being squeezed out of the public arena will also contribute to societal safety!
Blaming guns for murders is as ridiculous as blaming automobiles for collisions, matches for forest fires, or airplanes for terrorists attacks. Millions of items in the hands of depraved people can turn deadly.
Pizza can cause obesity, leading to heart disease and death, but let’s not do away with it!
I support weapons in the hands of good and honorable citizens, and banning them from those who’ve proven to be destructive. But in a free society, it is nearly impossible to predict future behavior of closet sociopaths, let alone take preemptive strikes without violating the constitution.
Working in an undercover capacity, I was approached on three separate occasions by street thugs hoping to victimize me. Each incident was unrelated to the undercover operation. Had I been unarmed, there would have been a different outcome. Every year there are nearly one million potential violent crimes thwarted by good people bearing weapons, yet this is rarely mentioned.
The burden of proof is upon the government to convict violent offenders (if they are caught). Prior to conviction, they have the same freedoms as the rest of us. Since the lawless among us will always take advantage of those freedoms, we better have citizens able to defend their safety. It is inconceivable to believe that law enforcement can provide private security to the masses.
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” (Proverbs 4:23).