Words are inadequate in describing the Boston tragedy. We are left with our
thoughts and prayers in behalf of those who suffer.The bombing
brings into sharp focus the horror of violence. While violence in theory may
appeal to some either as a weapon used aggressively or as a deterrent, in
reality, as we see in Boston, it is abhorrent in every regard and a marker of
the worst of times.Might this give us pause in our advocacy of
unlimited guns in America.
Does this mean we will have to have universal background checks to purchase a
pressure cooker? Will those larger than 6 quarts be outlawed, because who needs
eight quarts to cook a pot roast. If it saves one life then it will be worth
it. News papers will be publishing lists of homes with pressure cookers. Even
my wife is afraid to have a pressure cooker in the home because it might explode
on the stove.This was a truly horrific event with many casualties.
None should have to go experience such an event, and my heart goes out to the
victims. But this is the same knee jerk reaction for gun control.
Only a criminal would use a pressure cooker to kill and maim others, same with
The way this was carried out, -- ther are way, WAY too many similarities to the
Centennial Olympic Park Bombing in Atlanta, GA back in 1996.I
won't be surprised at all to find the motive similar as well....
I would be very surprised if this were international terrorist groups because
usually they cannot wait to take responsibility.
Tragic event and I do believe that our law enforcement agencies will find out
who did it and why. It's comforting to know we have a level headed,
intelligent leader in the WH at times like vs.the idealogical zealots that
rushed us into a needless war that killed 100's of thousand innocent people
and wasted trillons of dollars.
There is a special place in hell for who ever was involved with setting off
these bombs. Go get 'em Boston PD and FBI.
While I am not willing to politicize this tragic event, after the initial shock
had worn off, one of my first thoughts was: How many of our liberties will we
have to give up to satisfy our need for feeling save? Some people are already
calling for total video surveillance of our daily lives in order to have footage
after such a tragedy. I hope that we will be able to maintain our freedoms and
not give in to fear. Let’s grieve with the victims and then move on and
live our life’s with hope, faith and bravery.
We are some people so compelled to take a tragedy and politicize it. That is
like complaining about TSA or the Patriot Act on 9/11 each year. While I
understand the complaint, on that day, can we just honor those who died on that
day? Can we not discuss the Boston tragedy on its own merits without bringing in
gun control or who is sitting in the White House?
airnaut speculates he won't be surprised at all to find the motive similar
to the Olympic Park Bombing in Atlanta because -- "there are way, WAY too
many similarities" If because it was a public bombing then could it also be
related to these causesMay 1, 2010: Pakistani immigrant leaves an
explosives-laden SUV in New York's Times Square, Dec. 25, 2009:
"underwear bomber," Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, i Jan 22,
1998: Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty in Sacramento, Calif., to being the
Unabomber bombing spree between 1978 and 1995. Feb. 26, 1993: A bomb in a
van explodes in the underground World Trade Center garage in New York City, Five
Muslims are eventually convicted of the crime.
Or these motives Jan. 29, 1975: The U.S. State Department building in
Washington, D.C., is bombed by the Weather Underground.you know Bill
Ayer’s group Jan. 24, 1975: A bomb goes off at historic Fraunces
Tavern in New York City, killing four people. It was one of 49 bombings
attributed to the Puerto Rican nationalist group FALN between 1974 and 1977 in
New York. March 1, 1971: The Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol Building in
Washington, D.C., is bombed by the Weather Underground March 6, 1970:
Three members of the revolutionary Weather Underground accidentally blow
themselves up in their townhouse in New York City's Greenwich Village while
making bombs. Sept. 16, 1920: A bomb explodes in New York City's Wall
Street area, killing 40 and injuring hundreds. Authorities conclude it was the
work of "anarchists" and come up with a list of suspects, but all flee
Or again these motives.Oct. 1, 1910: The Los Angeles Times building is dynamited
during a labor dispute, killing 20 people. Two leaders of the ironworkers union
plead guilty. May 4, 1886: A bomb blast during a labor rally at
Chicago's Haymarket Square kills 11 people, including seven police
officers, and injures more than 100. Eight "anarchists" are tried for
inciting riot.Notice most of these are left wing motive bombings.
Maybe we should just wait and not speculate.
the bottom line lesson to be learned from this terror act is that evil does
exist and evil will kill anyone at anytime at anyplace....and one more thing...
evil is getting worse in this country. Terror can come from anyone or any
organization and there isn't anything that the US government or state
government can do to make you and your family fool proof safe from evil. Evil
people set off bombs - shoot up grade schools - and use knifes to kill. We all
expect our government to do all they can to protect us and in the case of a
bombing like Boston there isn't much we can do individually to protect
ourselves. However when an evil guy with a gun or knife enters a room full of
people there IS something EVERY citizen can do and this is to protect themselves
and their family with their own gun. Yes - WE the people have to right to
protect ourselves and family against evil because for the most part if we leave
it to police or government to protect us ... the shooting and death is already
completed by the time the police get there.
Patriot-The sad undeniable fact is a person who owns a gun is more likely
to have it used on them or a loved one then for protection. That's a
fact.This is a tradegy that no gun or weapon would have likely stopped.
Agreed, there is evil and bad people in this world and we need to constantly
stay strong and fight against it. But examing the facts of gun ownership in
this country and events like this should give pause to anyone who thinks owning
a gun is going to make them or their family safer. The facts state otherwise.
Funny what passes for facts these days.Here's a fact:A
horrendous tragedy occurred in Boston yesterday that has left many of us
heartsick for the victims and mad at the perpetrator(s).Heartfelt
sympathies to the victims and their families.
jsfCenterville, UT=========I will appreciate a
sincere public apology when I am proven right, and you are proven wrong.Deal?
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is RIGHT when he said that Congress should slow down on
immigration reform in the wake of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack in case
rumours that it was conducted by a foreign Saudi national turn out to be true.
Rep. King said: “Some of the speculation that has come out is that yes,
it was a foreign national and, speculating here, that it was potentially a
person on a student visa…..If we can’t background check people that
are coming from Saudi Arabia, how do we think we are going to background check
the 11 to 20 million people that are here from who knows where?” We
TeaPublicans agree with Rep, King….and all immigration reform should be
put on hold for however many years it takes until we know what truly happened at
this Boston Marathon. Billy said at coffee today he heard that FoxNews
reported awhile back that the FBI estimated that over a million members of
Hezbullah have snuck in our Southern border open door! If what Billy heard is
true, then we are in for a whole lot more terrorist attacks….all because
we refuse to secure our borders!
There are so many situations regarding this case that just do not add up. I am
furious at a certain network going after the conservatives or people of
religion. What bothers me is supposedly they were doing a bomb drill at the
time this took place. There were bomb sniffing dogs there, and yet the dogs did
not pick up on anything. They pulled one of the army runners off the course and
told him he was dehydrated, and I am still waiting to see if there is going to
be an update on that. I strongly feel that this was an inside job within our
own country. I hope the real truth comes out, and those responbile will come
forward and pay for what they did.
How and why is it that you can find instructions on line to build one of these?
It is pure insanity.
To "airnaut" will you appologize publically in an open letter to the DN
when it is found out that the bomber was a liberal, or will you do like the
media does and try as hard as you can to pin this on the right?
@ HS FanYou are aware that Obama not only continued the wars that Bush
started in Iran and Afghanistan, but has been involved in attacks and covert
operations in Libya (without congressional approval, no less), Yemen, Pakistan,
and Somalia, aren't you? Also, your "gun facts" seem as
intellectually suspect as your ignorant statement regarding Bush vs. Obama.@AjaxWhat do guns have to do with it? Perhaps instead of whinging
about guns all the time, we might want to investigate why so many of us are
willing to kill others. Could it be the "entertainment" constantly
pumped into our brains? The Boston bombings show that if you want to kill
somebody, pretty much anything will do, so focusing on guns or any other
inanimate object as the cause for such violence is myopic and thin-minded,
don't you think?
"Rep. King said: “Some of the speculation that has come out is that
yes, it was a foreign national and, speculating here, that it was potentially a
person on a student visa….."An elected representative said
this? Absolutely shameful. Yeah, I can speculate that it was the Queen of
England. Doesn't make It true. "Billy said at coffee today
he heard that FoxNews reported awhile back that. . . " Billy
said at coffee? Crimeny. A bomb drill? Bomb sniffing dogs that
didn't pick up anything? A soldier that was told he was dehydrated? An
inside job? Wow. Rep King would feel right at home with this speculation. Redshirt, airnaut, jsf, LDS Liberal, none of us, right now, has any idea
who did this. We have not the first clue about their motivation. We know nothing
about their politics, right or left. Or if politics was even a motivating
factor. So why don't we all just chill until we have some answers. And then
you can rip apart either the democrats or republicans for causing this. Or maybe we can realize that anyone, of whatever political bent, is
absolutely wrong to resort to violence like this.
mark Look at the last line of jsf last post "Maybe we should just wait and
not speculate."The hole point of his postings.
Re: HS FANObama, a level headed intelligent leader? You must have a
difficult time typing words like that because you have got to be laughing too
hard. I know you must be just trying to bait people with goofy stuff like that.
Especially when Obama just yesterday threw a hissy fit over the loss in the
Senate on the gun control bill.