Comment By Bob L.
My Condolences go out to those in Boston and hope this does not happen again, but with a Government that thinks that there is nothing wrong and nothing to worry about, this makes me a little nervous, and what is this Administration hiding from the American people.
It could be a GUN, KNIFE, BOMB, or even a LETTER laced with a deadly Powder, so how is Tighter Gun Control going to make it Safer.
All this could have easily been in a school, don’t say it can not happen, they get in with a Gun, why not a Knife, or a Bomb, can they say it can not happen, NO, it could be a Student, Teacher, Janitor, a Maintenance Worker for the School, it could even be a person that has a lot of power in this Country, you can not tell who is out to destroy this Country, and being that they let people just waltz in and not knowing who they are, or who crossed the Border, or who came in by plane.
Just think this Country lets a lot come in on work visas, and not knowing who they really are.
Here is why we don’t want to lose our rights to protect our selves, if we do, than we will not have a chance for protection from terrorist, so think about what you will lose by taking this away, is this what you want, a Country open to whom ever wants to take away your freedom, I sure don’t want to see it, and I don’t want to see our kids left holding the bag for FREEDOM.
If you are really Educated and are smart, you will not let this happen and let your kids fight to keep this country free from more slavery and death from standing up to what is now happening in this Country, what is it TWO Bombs and Possibly a third in Boston, and now letters with powder in them, could it be a member of your family next.
Now that they are trying for gun rights, how about a Knife, or Bomb laws, OH, that is right, there is already laws on the books, and they don’t want to Enforce them, they would rather make a new law that they will not Enforce, how can they, they spend more money on every thing else and keep cutting their Law Enforcement and Fire Personal. SO, Where Does Safety for the people who put them in to Office Come In.
‘Soft targets’ from sea to shining sea
By Allen G. Breed – of Associated Press
As Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon illustrate, America is, from sea to shining sea, a nation of “soft targets,” full of opportunities for those who want to do it harm.
“After Aurora, even my little niece who’s 11 was afraid to go into a mall, to go shopping,” the Los Angeles woman says. “I look around all the time. I think everyone does.”
The United States proclaims itself the world’s foremost economic and military superpower — the mightiest nation on Earth, “land of opportunity” for those who want to work hard and prosper. But as Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon illustrate, the reality is that, from sea to shining sea, this is a nation of “soft targets,” full of opportunities for those who want to do it harm.
And so the message Tamara Ruben sought to convey to her third- through seventh-graders as they celebrated Israeli Independence Day Tuesday at Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim outside New York City was to not let fear rule them — “that as much as possible not to let this event to dictate our daily life and make us afraid and paranoid and change drastically our style of life.”
“Enjoy the simple things — the simple things that give us contentment and joy in life,” says Ruben, director of the synagogue’s school.
Like Busch, so many Americans have a visceral reaction when the backdrops of everyday life — a school, a supermarket, a mall, a sporting event — become places of violence and tears. The Boston bombings had Tricia Kaye second-guessing, if only briefly, her decision to participate in her fifth Chicago Marathon this October.
“I had that kind of gut reaction that there’s no way to secure a race like that, and that it’s better not to do it,” said the 35-year-old Chicagoan, who works for a national financial planning company. “But it quickly changed to ‘Screw that, I’m going to do it.'”
Lt. Christopher Shane Henderson, a firefighter and paramedic in St. Petersburg, Fla., says he can’t take his 20-month-old daughter to the circus or a fair without the specter of 9/11 or some other tragedy casting a pall.
“This absolutely impacts how you view people,” the 33-year-old father says. “I think it’s pretty disgusting that people can’t go to places and enjoy things with our families without the idea lingering in our heads that somebody has malintent.”
Psychologist Timothy Strauman says these reactions are only too natural. Growing up in Philadelphia in the late 1950s and early ’60s, Strauman remembers the “duck and cover” drills and the signs pointing out the nearest nuclear fallout shelter.
“What we felt then was, you know, the WORLD could come to an end,” says Strauman, a professor at Duke University in Durham, N.C. “Mutually assured destruction — that was the policy.”
Personally, Strauman — who specializes in depression and anxiety — feels much safer today.
“Anytime a high-profile event like this occurs, one of the things that it does is it makes people think that the event is likely to happen again,” he says. “It changes our sense of how likely this is to occur … and so it makes it very difficult for people in the immediate aftermath to stop and realize that it’s still an extraordinarily rare event.”
It doesn’t feel that way, says Busch. Her cousin, Micayla Medek, was just 23 when she died in a hail of semi-automatic gunfire during a premiere for “Dark Knight Rises” at the Century 16 cinema last year. Busch listens in despair as politicians debate whether to debate tighter restrictions on high-powered weapons with high-capacity magazines.