---Alice Abrams

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Black Monday

My prayers are with the families of those who were impacted by the senseless murders yesterday at Virginia Tech, and with those who were injured.


Dayngr said...

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your kind words of support. I'll never forget everyone who took the time to help me through the loss of my mother.

Akelamalu said...

This was on our news yesterday. My thoughts are with everyone involved, no words can express how sorry I am.

Desert Songbird said...

More senseless violence, more pain and suffering.

When did we become a society whose children don't seem to love, respect, and accept others?

Ron Simpson said...

I am a self defense advocate. As much as I feel the horror of these murders, I must point out something.

A school is one of the few places that it is illegal to carry a gun. Even people with a legal concealed carry permit cannot carry legally on a school campus.

This makes a school one of the few places where a murdering psychopath knows with absolute surety that their targets are ENTIRELY defenseless.

If only 10% of the total VA Technolgy community carried, it would mean that 5800 people would have been armed and able to assist in stopping this crazy murderer.

from Wikipedia.....
Faculty 1,304
Students 28,470
Undergraduates 21,997
Postgraduates 6,473
total 58,244

Lee Ann aka Dixie said...

My prayers are also with everyone and their families. But let us please not forget the gunman's family as they are going through their own grief right now.

Amazing Gracie said...

I know, Dixie...When I saw the news this morning, and realized that the family is Korean and is living in the states, I felt so bad for them. The news crews are camped out in front of their home and I'm sure they would give anything to bring all of these young people back if they could. Shame is a big issue in Asian cultures and I hope they can deal with this...
All of us are grieving for all of the lives this has impacted.

Sandee said...

Gracie - It was terrible.

Katie said...

I went as saw Jane Goodall speak last night and she talked a little bit about this.

it is just too sad for words.