1 October 2015
I'm sure some if not all of you have heard about the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
I went to school there. I'm distraught.
I'm thanking God that Melinda is safe. As soon as I heard, I texted her and she told me within three minutes that she was at home so yah. Phew!
But at least 10, possibly 13 were killed, including the shooter. I'm guessing one faculty member, but I'm not sure who.
My French teacher wasn't there because she just retired last spring. I'm glad for that, too. And my old Geology teacher is also safe and accounted for. And my and my sister's friend, Luke, who had gotten out of his one class literally 20 minutes before all this happened, he is also safe.
Supposedly this shooter lined people up and asked their religion and if they said Christian, he shot them in the head, but if they didn't answer or said no religion, he shot them in the leg. If that is true, then it's just proof that our country has a serious problem with religious views (not that we didn't already know that). There's all this talk of tolerance, but it's all a lie.
Another problem is that this is becoming just another example of gun control issues. This is NOT a gun control issue. This is an issue of the mental health of these individuals.
I also think all this attention (this has basically gone viral within the hour that it happened) is exactly the pay off the shooter was after. If we didn't glorify the massacre, there would be less incentive...
I'm disgusted with the politics plastering their political agendas on the grieving families. If one of my loved ones was hurt or killed in this, the last thing I would want to hear is the President saying "See? Guns are bad!" No. Not okay.
This isn't about guns. This isn't about the shooter.
This is about our country and our people being sick. We don't need to treat the symptoms. We need to treat the source of this disease.
My facebook is just flooded with #UCCshooting
I didn't want UCC to get attention this way.