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[Ammosexuals and "not all gun owners,"  please just skip.  I'm fucking sick of hearing it, and for once, I WILL just fucking unfriend people.  I can't deal with it any more.]

2 men in 48 hours.  I watched the news this morning and went to work with red eyes from crying.

I came home, opened up FB, and saw an article about a shooting in my hometown.  A guy just opened fired for no apparent reason, wounding four and killing one.

He killed my friend David's wife.  She was on her way to her second job (she has a paper delivery route).  She leaves behind two young kids...and my friend.

Three sets of children were left without a parent today.  Three families shattered.

Do your gorram guns matter that much?

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kukla_red
Jul. 8th, 2016 01:34 am (UTC)
O no... that is so awful. I am very sorry. I don't know what will turn things around. I don't know if it is even possible. But we have to do something.
mac_arthur_park
Jul. 8th, 2016 09:41 am (UTC)
There was a second shooting in my hometown last night...two blocks from my mother's house.

I don't even know what to think. Or feel.
kita0610
Jul. 8th, 2016 01:47 am (UTC)
Oh G-d, I am so so sorry.
clevortrevor
Jul. 8th, 2016 01:52 am (UTC)
I'm so so sorry. So sorry. It has such far reaching, unexpected consequences. For every life that's ended, so many others are never the same again.
richaarde
Jul. 8th, 2016 01:58 am (UTC)
Aw, man. My condolences.

And I could not agree more, it has to stop.
m_danson
Jul. 8th, 2016 02:24 am (UTC)
Fuck. I'm so sorry.
redqueenofevil
Jul. 8th, 2016 02:27 am (UTC)
There was also a shooting about five miles away from me. A four year old was killed. This was not related to the police like the Baton Rouge and MN shootings, but I think the victims were also Persons of color.

These senseless acts have me terrified about the state of everything.
aggiebell90
Jul. 8th, 2016 02:28 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. I'm just sick about it all.

tanyareed
Jul. 8th, 2016 02:47 am (UTC)
I don't know what else to say except that I'm so, so sorry. I can't even imagine what this must be like for you.
mac_arthur_park
Jul. 8th, 2016 03:04 am (UTC)
David was (is) one of what we called "The Bristol Royalty." first guy in our group to settle down with a "norm" from one of the county schools.

I didn't know J well, because they got together well after I fled town for good (I thought). But I remember the wedding. I remember running into them both in Walmart right after I got divorced and moved in with Granma and Grandpa. She was pregnant with Baby 2 and so happy. So radiant.

She sent me a sympathy card when Granma died.

I don't know whatto send to David. Or the boys.
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bubblesbrnaid
Jul. 8th, 2016 03:30 am (UTC)
I am so sorry. I saw your post on FB, but I hadn't heard about this one.
seaivy
Jul. 8th, 2016 03:48 am (UTC)
omg that it is personal for you
and for so many others
it makes me angry
and feeling impotent - because they really don't care

you are in my thoughts for healing
and the others
poniesandphotos
Jul. 8th, 2016 03:57 am (UTC)
The news is making me sick. I'm so sorry for your loss.
carlyinrome
Jul. 8th, 2016 04:23 am (UTC)

I'm so sorry about your friend's wife. I will never understand this obsession with firearms. It scares me.

annelaure
Jul. 8th, 2016 05:09 am (UTC)
I'm sorry about your friend's wife, and her kids. This is tragic.
jaelle_n_gilla
Jul. 8th, 2016 06:15 am (UTC)
Oh God, I'm so sorry!!! *hugs* And, yeah, all those private gun lovers need to be put in one big ghetto and then let evolution and extinction take its course :-(

In our town this week we had a woman attack a 6-year-old with a kitchen knife. It's horrible, the kid is still not out of danger, but at times like this I think at least the mad woman didn't have access to guns, ever.
nick_101
Jul. 8th, 2016 06:21 am (UTC)
That was terrible. This violence is getting way out of hand lately.
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