Category Archives: Hand Guns

All The World’s Tears

At 6.45am on 26th August, the American people permitted the murder of Alison Parker and Adam Ward.

TV shootingWhile carrying out their work, this TV partnership were gunned down. Adam fell immediately, but Alison did not. She saw this ex-colleague shoot her cameraman and turn the gun upon her. She ran screaming, but could not outpace his bullets which left this attractive 24 year-old girl’s body twitching on the ground as its lifeblood drained away and her brain struggled to accept what was happening to it and never knowing why.

Both left fianc├ęs from the same TV station, one of whom witnessed the event live from the studio and the other had just celebrated their moving in together.

Two lives snuffed out and many more than two people forever traumatised by the action of the ex-colleague who then shot himself.

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I Wonder Who Would Be Foolish Enough To Think Everyone Carrying Guns Would Make The World A Safer Place?

The insanity of the gun cultureFollowing on from my last post about hand guns, recently a teacher in the UK was killed by a 15 year old pupil carrying a knife.

As my views on gun control are so well known it was only to be expected that I was hit by several comments along the lines, “so what are you going to do now, ban knives?” Continue reading

Weapons Of Individual Destruction

I was saddened to read of the mentally disturbed soldier who entered his USA barracks with an illegal weapon, killed three other individuals, wounded many more and turned his weapon upon himself.

Someone failed in their duty of care for this person for he’d actually arrived at the barracks to receive treatment for possible depression and post traumatic stress disorder. He should not have been allowed to come into possession of a weapon and if he had been prevented from so doing then four people would still be alive today.

Who failed in their duty of care to this individual? Not the gun shop owner – not the military – not the medical and psychiatric personal. The people who failed in their duty of care to this man and those he killed is Continue reading