Thank you, DN, for this article. Very timely and appropriate.Our
family is heartbroken for this family's loss. Quinton
Robbins sounds like a very fine young man.We grieve for ALL those
who lost loved ones On October 1st regardless of their beliefs
or backgrounds.God Bless all the injured and grieving, and
Thank you for all who helped those who were injured,
and for those who protect our lives and freedoms everyday.
This wounds the hearts and souls of all humanity. Do we have to have thousands
of innocent people gunned down in our streets before we do something effective
about this horror of outrageously inhumane weapons?Go to YouTube. Find
the videos that show "sportsmen" demonstrating how they can alter
weapons to fire hundreds of rounds in one minute from an assault rifle. See
and hear the mesmerized, almost demonic glee in their voices and faces. Who do
they think they are preparing those weapons for? Elk? Deer? Squirrels? One of our children asked......do you think these "sportsmen" spend as
much on books for their children as on guns and ammunition?This is a stain
on our collective spirit of all Americans. And we know why. We just cannot
let this happen again. Think of the hundreds of thousands of lives that are
affected......the friends, family, children, parents and loved ones of each and
every one wounded or killed .....that will suffer grief and loss for the rest of
their lives.Pray? How about action?
Very sad! the whole incident was a tragedy for our great nation.
The given name "Quinton" is not unusual among LDS people, so I wondered
whether Quinton Robbins was LDS when I saw his name on the list of victims.
Thanks to the author for clearing that up, and thanks to Voice of Reason for
supplying the further details on the heroic efforts to save Quinton's life.
Very sorry that his life was cut short so young. As the President
said, this was an act of "pure evil." Condolences to all the families
and especially Quinton's family. I lost my brother at a similar in a car
accident so I know what they are going through. Requiescat in pacem. "Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal.'Dust thou art, to dust returneth' was not spoken of the soul."
- H. Wadsworth Longfellow
@ObserverOne could also ask, "why not?".
Utah Observer: Welcome to Deseret News. It is an LDS-Church-owned newspaper. In
addition to carrying news stories that you will find in every other newspaper,
it focuses on the Church and its members. These are stories that its readers
read the paper for - they are stories you will not find in other news sources.
Deseret News fills that niche. Now that you know that, you will see that there
are a lot of stories about Mormons on this site, and you will understand why. If
you would like Catholic news stories, there are sites for that. There are also
atheist news sites and Muslim news sites. I'm pretty sure that there are
also Baptist news sites and Buddhist news sites. But this one is LDS.I
hope that answers your question.
Truly heroic rescue efforts by the marine and his friends. read more about this
at thedailybeast dot com SEMPER FIMarine Veteran Heard Shots,
Stole Pickup Truck, and Started Saving Lives in Las VegasTaylor Winston
served in Iraq. Kacy Thompson was an EMT. Together they became heroes.Kate BriqueletKATE BRIQUELET10.02.17 10:45 PM ETA veteran
Marine and his friends sprung into action in an attempt to save dozens of lives
during the Las Vegas massacre.Taylor Winston, 29, was close to the
righthand side of the stage when gunfire rained down at the Route 91 Harvest
festival. He said the first gunshots sounded like fireworks, but he soon
realized people were screaming and saw bodies drop to the ground.Winston,
a sergeant who served in Iraq, and Jenn Lewis fled with the crowd. They
separated from their buddy, Jason, who hung back to ensure his other friends
made it to safety. One pal was shot in the bicep and survived.But Winston
and Lewis didn’t abandon their fellow music lovers. They spotted a work
truck near the venue, with no owner in sight, and commandeered it to transport
victims to the hospital, Winston told The Daily Beast.
@ Utah ObserverThe question you pose is a good one of course, but I
believe the answer is that because this article was written for the "Mormon
Times" section. I don't read the printed version just the online
version of the DesNews. The article appeared in the Mormon Times section so it
seems appropriate for this article.
Utah ObserverIn tragedies like this, people are always looking for
connections to the victims whether through nationality, religion, birth place,
family ties, etc.Since a large percentage of DesNews readers are
LDS, it's not surprising that those readers might be curious whether any of
the victims were LDS.There have also been stories about victims with
other connections to Utah.
I’m sorry for the loss of this young man, LDS or not.
UBC-Blackfoot, IDThe young man was not from Utah, he was from Henderson,
NV. I watched him grow from a baby to a nice young man. His family is
heartbroken, like many others victim’s families. He was an angel here on
earth and now in heaven. We, friends, family, and our community miss his kind
@ Utah Observer... you are aware that the DN serves a very large population of
LDS people aren't you?
I guess that's a legitimate question, it has a very simple answer...the
young man was from Utah, a predominantly Mormon population, he was Mormon, the
paper reporting the story is a subsidiary of Deseret Management owned by the
Church. So it stands to reason they would find that detail important. I hope the
family is blessed and all the victims, families, and their friends of whatever
religion will be comforted.
So why does being LDS warrant this news article? If so, why not list the
religious affiliation of all those who tragically died!