Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Where it was said is not important. I was talking with a police officer yesterday about the recent rash of violence here in our area, and he commented how quick people are these days to settle arguments with guns. When we were younger, a fight meant a bloody lip and a black eye. Now, it's a hole in your body.

This is not an argument for or against gun control. That's not my job. I should also point out that fists, feet, and knives were used in some rather gruesome homicides lately.

It goes beyond guns. This is an education issue, a society issue, a legal issue, a family issue. Maybe, more appropriately, a lack of family issue.

A life apparently has little meaning, little importance, to an ever growing number of people. It is both sad and alarming.

What is even more tragic-- I can't see the trend reversing.