I am afraid to turn on the TV or get online for fear I will see another report of a mass shooting.
Besides the high-profile random shootings like the one today in Binghampton, New York; or the one in Samson, Alabama; there have been at least 4 this year in California alone, where an entire family was killed in a murder-suicide because someone was despondent about the loss of a job, etc.
It’s terrifying to think of how many unstable wack-a-doos are walking around out there, just waiting for an excuse (like a bad economy or a job lay-off) to throw a lethal temper tantrum. How does one get so despondent and so selfish that a shooting spree seems like an option?
My heart is just breaking for all the victims and their families, and I worry about when and where the next one will be. Sadly, I am sure there will be one.
It is definitely discouraging to see so much sadness going on in the world.
It makes me more determined to create a home filled with joy and warmth for my children to come home to.