Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Washington D.C. Experiences Senseless Rage

Our nation's capital has experienced the senseless loss of lives associated with a bizarre deranged lunatic.On Monday, Aaron Alexis, a former Navy reserve from 2007 to 2011, entered a building at the Washington Navy Yard and killed 12 people and wounded three others before dieing.  It appears the raging lunatic was the only gunman. No motive for the murders have been established.  Mayor Vincent Gray said: “We don’t have any reason to think" that it was terrorism. But, of course, the possibility will not be ruled out for several months.

The shooting is reminiscent of Maj. Nidal Hasan killing 13 people and wounded 30 others in 2009 at Fort Hood in Texas. (Hasan was convicted in August and sentenced to death.) Ironically, Alexis, 34, is also from Texas.  Alexis died in a gunbattle with police.  It is theorized that Alexis entered the Navy Yard by using someone else’s identification card.Alexis was a petty officer third class when he left the Naval reserves. Alexis was working for a fleet logistics support squadron in Fort Worth, Texas.There is more that can be said about this senseless murder; however, the lunatics all blend together and at some point, its all repetitive adjectives that lead to one conclusion.  These killers are nuts.

However,  Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Howard Schultz wants to do something about it. In an open letter to customers, Schultz requested that customers leave their firearms at home, shifting company policy concerning gun rights. Schultz wrote: "Our stores exist to give every customer a safe and comfortable respite from the concerns of daily life."

Starbucks has nearly 7,000 company-operated stores in the U.S.


Anonymous said...

yup, they are all nuts, including Schultz who will punish all because of a select few idiots.

Anonymous said...

Can't legislate against crazy. It is just a fact of life and in this case, death.