Alex remains in critical condition and the police have now put out some information on who they are looking for, although a bit vague, the way I see it, it’s at least something. Hopefully nearby business’ have video that can be used to help identify a person. Until then, please continue to pray for his recovery and for his family.
As requested, here is the link to the news article. http://abc7news.com/software-engineer-shot-in-back-of-head-near-emeryville-amtrak/3115719/
Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how we got to where we are or how far off the path we strayed to get us here. Is it the lack of mental health care? is it the soaring costs of obtaining insurance to get the health care? is it that people are so desperate to survive that they lose all sense of being, humanity, compassion? Is it that people are so inundated with violence day in and day out on t.v., on the radio and in some cases, just their surroundings that we are numb to it’s end result?
I have maintained a stance on here and in my personal life about guns, I don’t like them, I will not, nor have I ever actually shot a gun, but…… I respect them and those who own them and respect them just as much. With all the shootings going on in this world, it’s time to stop blaming society for what the individual does. It’s unfortunate that so many people have lost their lives to gun fire and my heart breaks for them, but what good is it going to do when guns are removed from those legally carrying them, I am sorry, I don’t see any criminals living by the rule of the land, they live by their own set of rules. I believe that to end all this heartache, things need to start with the mental capacity of a person and to play devil’s advocate, a complete and thorough background check must be done before anyone is handed a gun. I understand that those out to commit a crime are not going to go through legal means of obtaining a weapon, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us should be thrown under the bus. Yes, it’s easy to point fingers at law enforcement, family members, etc… saying that they dropped the ball, and yes, maybe they did, so now, what can we do to change that? Pointing fingers will only get us so far, in other words, “How has that been working out for us?”