When tragedy strikes, we seem to scramble searching for answers.
Although not every occurrence can be avoided, but what if instead of seeking for the me, me, me and the mine, mine, mine, we as humans take real responsibility with becoming true neighbors. Or is it just too much trouble to do so, and the time we each have is too valuable to ourselves that we have been somehow trained to walk in this fog called life?
Best you realize that we each are responsible for the other before time is no longer yours to rob!
Prayers unto all those affected by this tragedy, and hopes that we - humans - get the picture that even with all of our advancements to make our lives better, we are digressing.
|Names of victims are displayed on a flag in the business area December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty children and six adults were killed by the gunman who entered Sandy Hook Elementary School December 14, 2012. DON EMMERT , Getty Images|
Rifle in Conn. Massacre Similar to DC Sniper
The gunman in the Newton, Conn., school shooting was prepared for a massacre: An official with knowledge of the investigation tells The Associated Press three weapons were found inside Sandy Hook Elementary School and a fourth weapon was found outside. These weapons are critical evidence as investigators try to unravel why Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six school workers Friday after killing his mother at their home. The official was not authorized to speak on the ongoing investigation and spoke only on condition of anonymity.
The murder weapon:
— Bushmaster .223-caliber: lightweight with a high capacity, it also is popular with law enforcement and the military, and is commonly seen at shooting competitions. Two men convicted in a series of sniper killings in the Washington, D.C.-area in 2002 used a Bushmaster .223-caliber rifle that they fired from the trunk of a car at randomly picked victims. Some models have a detachable magazine that can hold up to 30 rounds. The medical examiner in Connecticut said it appeared all the children and school staff were shot with the same high-powered rifle, some repeatedly, some at close range.
Also found in the school:
— Glock 10 mm: a larger and more powerful weapon than the widely popular 9 mm, it is in many respects similar to the 9 mm. It is a lightweight and comparatively affordable weapon that is often used for target shooting and for personal protection.
— Sig Sauer 9 mm: considered an upper-tier, quality product, it's comparatively expensive, and its range of uses include elite military and police units.
The Bushmaster and two other weapons were found near the body of Lanza, who killed himself at the school.
It was not clear the make of the weapon found outside the school.
Investigators are combing gun shops and ranges in the area, and looking into the ownership of the weapons involved. Lanza's mother had legally registered four weapons, and his father had two.
Three other guns have also been recovered, but it was not clear where they were found, the official told AP. They were a Henry repeating rifle, an Enfield rifle and a shotgun.
Also unclear is which gun the 20-year-old Lanza used to take his own life or his mother's. The Lanzas autopsies are scheduled for Sunday.
Yost reported from Washington. Associated Press Writer Mark Scolforo in Harrisburg, Pa., also contributed to the story.
|Bushmaster .223-caliber similar to that used in the Sandy Hook Elementary, Newton Connecticut shootings.|
|Glock 10 mm similar to that used in the Sandy Hook Elementary, Newton Connecticut shootings.|
|Sig Sauer 9 mm similar to that used in the Sandy Hook Elementary, Newton, Connecticut shootings.|
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Thoughts from Michael Love:
It's not the items of choice being used to bring harm unto others that is the real problem. It is our unwillingness to actually care about our surroundings, especially with being attentive, compassionate, naturally interactive and understanding unto our fellow human being.
Being Spiritually and/or mentally CORRUPT is the problem, so let us each do our part in becoming about it rather than just flowing air past our lips.
There has been quite enough empty words that have flowed throughout time.
Be about it!