Tuesday, December 18, 2007

One Person CAN Make a Difference

Like the rest of the nation I sat in horror as we read story after story about the shooting in the mall in Omaha Nebraska. It was yet another example of a “gun free zone” being simply another guaranteed crop of victims for a criminally insane individual. The media has even begun wondering if they’re contributing to the recent spate of shootings because of the sensationalism they provide to these stories. You think??? The media puts the words and pictures of these individuals on TV and the front page of the paper for the world to see. Instant notoriety for individuals who feel rejected and limited by society which seems to entice copycats.

Flash forward to the two shootings in Colorado. In the second shooting, one woman - Jeanne Assam - armed with a pistol put an end to a rampage that, in the words of the Pastor of the New Life Church, could have resulted in “hundreds” of deaths. However, don’t tell that to Mika Brzezinski at MSNBC. In this tirade she shouts down Joe Scarborough calling his statement that “One person with a gun can make a big difference” and I quote “…the most inane statement I have ever heard”. So much for reporting the facts and drawing the logical conclusion. The agenda is clearly more important that the facts.

This author, however, recognizes that Jeanne Assam is a true hero. She was one person, with a gun, who made a BIG difference. I thank God that she was in the right place at the right time.

Until next time!

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