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Shameful shooting


There probably is no safe place – If a small university town, away from all the real-world craziness & devoid of urbane pollution, cannot guarantee a psychotic killer with free access to guns in a country that prides on its free-gun-values, from going on a shooting rampage right in the middle of a class room, where professors and students die – all alike, dropping their heavy, lifeless bodies, with no time to think about families & loved ones before dying, then there really is none — no safe place, for ordinary people who want to live.

Time for a reality check (again) on the gun-control issue perhaps? Well..I am sure the Charlton Heston likes will be the first ones to jump on top of times like these to build a self-defending wall around their industry. And their powerful lobbying will continue to pound the Washington interests and before you & I can blink, the issue will get another twist and soon, it will be yet another forgotten tragedy like Columbine.

The same mentally deranged Asian male could have gone berserk on the same day for the same reason — no gun control could have prevented that — but..but..but…if buying a 9mm pistol was not as easy as buying a pack of gum for this student, then….in my simple mind, 32 more learned men could still be walking tall in the Blacksburg campus and their families could still be getting ready for their Summer breaks .

Shame on us. Shame on us for letting these familes suffer.

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Besides fantasizing about being a Peter Gibbons at least for a couple of days at my work, I think I have a long way to go to realize some of the other fantasies. But like any ambitious man out there, I will get there! Note: All views expressed in this blog are mine alone and have got nothing to do with my company Cogent IBS, Inc., its employees or any of its affiliates.

13 thoughts on “Shameful shooting

  1. It was truly a shameful act. But I often think about the young boy who callously shot innocent people. The young boy had recently stepped into adulthood, he was troubled, clinically depressed and very angry. I sit back and think why is it that nobody could reach out to that boy? Its a failure at several levels … parents, friends, relatives and community who let the child grow so lonely that he resorted to violence.

    31 families lost their loved ones. It is disturbing to see in this individualistic society how directionless a young child can be…

  2. Thanks for your comment anonymous..
    Good point you make about failure at different levels. But I guess the bottomline is that this society needs to reinvent itself – else, we are going to experience tragedies of this nature forever.
    -Ganpy-

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