Thursday, February 14, 2008

St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Right here in Illinois, we are facing our own nightmare.

I can remember back to Virginia Tech, Columbine ..... the awful school shooting tragedies that deeply touched many, but it never hit so close to home.

This time it's a university practically in our own backyard.

A young man opened fire on a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University, and as of this posting, there are 6 confirmed dead (including the gunman).

This is just a couple weeks after several women were murdered, shot execution style inside a Lane Bryant store. News reports call that a "robbery gone bad", but I would be willing to put money on it that it turns up that the gunman had a connection to someone in that store. Who on Earth would rob a woman's clothing store when they first open?? And if you were only robbing it -- why would you line them up in the back room and shoot them all that way???

The only difference between these two local tragedies is that the gunman from Lane Bryant is still at large. The NIU gunman took his own life.

This is a sick, sick world. There is more and more violence every day. Why is there so much hate? What makes someone think they have the right to take another person's life? I just don't understand....and I guess I never will.


Melissa said...

Do you suppose we can home school the kids through college? ;)

Sherry said...

There is so much on the news lately that it makes me wonder what in the world is going on. I heard about the Lane Bryant store but it was never updated down here. If I was going to rob a store... I don't think it would be a Lane Bryant!

Jules said...

i have to agree that the lane bryant guy either was a wuss and picked a girl store knowing there would probally be no guys there or def. knew someone.
Same with the coward at NIU, i have a feeling he his 'ex' girlfriend may have attend NIU and had class that day in the room he opened fire on.... Both terrible none the less...makes me not want to bring kids into this world