I know it's not the prevailing theme, but I don't think the whole, open campus should have been locked down after what seemed like a domestic shooting.
Just like after the first plane hit the tower, nobody could know a second would come or that the buildings would fall.
I hate when people have the benefit of hindsight and think they know everything.
Ted and I had a fight about it last night and he crazily accused me of falling under Bush's spell. Huh?
[He's begun to think almost all news that isn't war news is planted, trumped up as a diversion by this administration. He thinks they'll ride this diversion a long time. He compares these student's parents to those of soldiers who finally rose up with a voice years after the fact, him hoping that the students'/professors' families will be heard.]
Ex called to tell me about the initial reports yesterday. His impression was that the world would think us weak, dozens of people too chicken to take out a single gunman. He [lifetime NRA member who bought the same for his son and step son last Xmas] thinks there should have been 30 guns fired in return. I think I'd have thrown a heavy book or something at least.
Only hours later and completely unsolicited, Ted ranted at how violent the world would think us. How the students were all sitting ducks.
Although I am not Republican, I am leaning that way here:
- Isolated incident
- Don't blame the people in charge
- Fight back