Last week, a co-worker was murdered in cold blood, as he left his work place. A coward, for reasons only known to him, was waiting just around the corner of the building. He was dressed all in black and wearing a black stocking mask. When Brandon walked out of the building, this coward stepped out and ripped off 15-20 rounds......from of all things............an AK-47, at approximately 30feet away from him. As Brandon put his hand up, as if to sheild his face, he lost over half of his fingers along with most of his face. The police were just blocks away and responded when they heard the shots. The coward was gone, of course, when they arrived. And of course, no one saw a thing, even though it was only 9:15pm and the street in front of the store is always busy until around midnight.
It wasn't that long ago when a person had a "beef" with you, the two of you went at it using your fists. No guns, no knives, no grenades, etc. When it was over, you went home and broke out the iodine and band aids. The next day, both parties bragged about how bad they had womped the other. Now, you look at someone the wrong way.........bang, they have already pulled a gun and took a pot shot at you. Cut someone off on the highway, get ready for retaliation.
I hear all the time about people owning AK-47's, M-16's, SKS's, etc. and how they have them because they collect guns. Many may be collectors, but I also have seen these other "collectors" at gun shows walking out with cases of ammo and/or reloading equipment. And because the law restricts the amount of ammo that can be bought at one time, they resort to paying friends to buy ammo for them. Why? Why have cases and cases of assault rifle ammo? Some of these people even insult my intelligence further when I ask them why so much ammo and/or owning assault rifles. I'm told that they sometimes use them to hunt. OMG!!! When did Bambi start wearing kevlar? When did Bambi start carrying?
I own a few guns myself. Partly because I do collect them, but I mainly own weapons to protect my home and family....period. No if's, and or but's about it. Someone breaks into my home, I will kill them. But my guns stay at home. Period. They never leave the house. And no matter how pissed I get at someone, I'm never going to go to their job and lay in waiting for them.
Has our society actually started to resort to barbaric thoughts and behaviors because someone p***** us off. And for whatever reason, if the persons involved had prior military experience, they're suddenly thrust into the picture as battle weary, border line pyschotics. Is this what our world is reverting to? These were exactly the things that went thru my head as a friend and co-worker was laid to rest. Last question, does that coward that ended this young man's life, sleep. Does he not have nightmares about what he did? Makes you wonder, huh? What I do know, is Brandon's children don't sleep very well.