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?”
Thank you everyone for the thoughts and prayers for Alex. He is still in extremely critical condition, the outcome does not look promising unfortunately. It’s hard to be here listening to the updates instead of standing by the family and offering my hugs, prayers and support in person. Thankfully they all know that my heart is with them through this horrible time.
Again, Thank You.
As the day wore on, my thoughts remained back in my hometown, with those who are surrounding Alex with love and prayers. As of about 9am he is still sedated and extremely critical. I can only imagine what the family is going through, especially his brother Theo. Whenever I saw them together they were inseparable, goofing off, acting the way brothers do in a reunion type setting. Although I haven’t made contact with the ex, I have been in contact with another closely related relative to him. At this time the only thing anyone can do is to continue to pray for Alex.