Horrific Sadness


We woke up this morning, along with the rest of the world, to see that there had been a shooting at the Batman Premier last night in Aurora, Colorado. I can’t even fathom what kind of 24 year old could plan out and execute such a horrific event. When I think about what kind of mind a person must have to even come up with something like this, it makes me feel creepy and takes me to a place that I don’t feel comfortable even thinking about.
The part of the story that sends me into jumbles though, is the fact that a 3 month old baby was shot. For this part of the story, I have so many thoughts it’s hard to organize, but it goes a little something like this:
1. WHY DO THE PARENTS HAVE A 3 MONTH OLD BABY AT THE MOVIES AT ALL?! LET ALONE AT MIDNIGHT?!?!??!
2. Who could shoot at a baby?
3. How do you properly punish a man for 12 deaths and injuring many people, but mostly, injuring an infant?

I’m not going to pretend to have the best solution to punish this guy, but I would like to see less of a “Lifetime in prison” punishment and more of a “Death by execution” punishment. In fact, I would even smile a bit if the parents of the infant could take a shot or two.
Maybe that makes me a bad person too… but to me, sitting in a prison cell for the rest of his life is too luxurious of a lifestyle for someone who can walk into an open public place and just start killing people at random.

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