by Ron Chapman
Once again Americans faced the horrors of a school shooting. In this instance seventeen young people were killed and a similar number wounded. And make no mistake about it, being “wounded” by a high-powered rifle is serious. The resultant tissue damage is a consequence of both the projectile and the shockwave of impact.
It was interesting to watch on CNN when one of their reporters gathered four survivors and questioned them almost immediately following the event. These young people provided a mature assessment of the situation and regretted that the vultures were circulating to politicize the event. The reporter in this instance seemed deeply touched and impacted by their reasoned analysis.
So have you purchased your gun insurance yet? In case you shoot someone, there are insurance policies available to cover any liabilities you might face, pay for your bail if you are accused of a crime, cover your attorney fees, and even pay for any psychological therapy you might need. So if you are going to fire away, nice to know that you are financially covered, right?
Remember that Liz Minelli powerful song in Cabaret when she sang, with the lights glowing behind her on stage, "Maybe This Time".
That emotional appeal suggesting that the world can suddenly come to a spinning change, whether it be luck, fortune or simply new facts.