Another Dance ‘Round Senseless Killings

Twitter, that haven for every idiot with an opinion, has been on fire with the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting.

The pro-lifer nutjobs were tweeting how the unknown shooter was a hero for having stopped abortions, while the pro-choice nutjobs were trashing religion.


The bitter irony of all this is that the shooter murdered a police officer who was also a pro-life Christian pastor. That’s certainly going to require finesse from the political spin masters, isn’t it?

I’m sure the politicians are grateful this happened on a holiday weekend so they have time to formulate a response to this latest shooting event. The downside is it will simply drag out the latest public argument about whether or not armed patients in a health clinic could have stopped this guy from shooting armed police officers.

Officer Garrett Swasey of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus was killed in the line of duty. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

But we will, no doubt, again dance around the real issue, which is there are far too many people in this world that find it acceptable to kill others because things aren’t going their way.

When you break it down like that, our mass shooters and ISIS terrorists don’t sound so very different, do they?

8 thoughts on “Another Dance ‘Round Senseless Killings

  1. With the senseless death of Officer Swasey, this issue may actually get some traction…finally. Mowing down 12 little kids apparently didn’t garner enough thoughtful dialogue, but killing a police officer seems to be a different story…at least in Colorado where 3 state senators were recalled after passing gun legislation following the Aurora movie shooting a few years back. I remain cautiously hopeful this time.

    1. Maybe we need to leave the guns issue alone, because that seems to be hopeless. Instead maybe we should focus on the selfish and self-centerdness within our society.

  2. I’m not usually a coward. But I’ve stayed far away from public comments on this act of terrorism.

    I would, however, welcome a few more people thinking more carefully about the meaning of the words Pro Life and the words Pro Choice. Because many people adopting those labels for themselves don’t seem to live their aspirations very well.

    1. I just want us to live in a world where we have to worry more about not washing our vegetables than about what’s going to happen to us when we go out in public.

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