Well, I woke up about an hour and a half ago, and the news is abuzz with the latest shocking story. You see...there has been yet another bloody massacre here in the USA. Today, in Aurora, Colorado, a deranged man walked into a movie theater where they were playing a midnight showing of the new Batman movie I'm sure you've heard about. He threw a noxious gas canister into the audience, then proceeded to open fire upon the unsuspecting moviegoers. He shot 50 people, their ages ranging from 45 years old to only three months old (poor, poor kids
) 38 people were wounded, and unfortunately, 12 people lost their lives in the mass shooting. The crazed gunman has been taken into custody, upon which he revealed he booby-trapped his apartment with explosives. Good grief. No one expects to go to a movie theater to get shot! You just don't expect stuff like that to happen and when you do hear about it...well, you're appalled! Needless to say, I'm not that sure I actually want to go to the movies anytime soon. What is it with Colorado and stuff like this? First Columbine 13 years ago, and now this. Good grief...is all I have to say to this. Good grief. How mentally unhinged does one have to be to actually fire upon a crowd of innocent unsuspecting people like that and not feel any grief or remorse? How could somebody do that...? To parents and their kids? (They've already released this guy's mugshot and he's flashing a big sinister looking grin. Obviously he is feeling quite proud of what he did...sick freak!) I...I just don't know what kind of mindset someone has to be in to think this is a good idea. The worst part is that this may very well inspire other people to attempt to commit massacres of their own. Somehow these bloodbaths always manage to prove "inspirational" to people of that same warped mindset. Yikes!
My thoughts are with the families of those who were hurt or lost their lives in this tragedy...
UPDATE: Now I'm hearing that the number of people actually shot has gone up...apparently 71 people were struck by gunfire. I have never heard of so many people getting shot at once in my life. This is...I can't even begin to comprehend this.