“Thoughts And Prayers” Time Again

Here’s a link to a NBC story about an apparent trap that was set for volunteer firefighters this morning in the community of Webster, New York on the shores of Lake Ontario. When they arrived at the scene of a house fire in their vehicles, someone opened fire with a gun, killing two of them and wounding two others. A SWAT team responded, and according to the report the suspected shooter is now dead as well from a gunshot wound.

In commenting on the shooting New York governor Mario Cuomo had this to say:

All of our thoughts and prayers go to the families and friends of those who were killed in this senseless act of violence. New York’s first responders are true heroes as they time and again selflessly rush toward danger in order to keep our families and communities safe.

And here’s a link to a CBC article that describes more fallout from the press conference in Washington on Friday where NRA chief Wayne LaPierre advocated placing armed guards in every school in the United States to keep children safe from gun violence .

About Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your puny human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

4 Responses to “Thoughts And Prayers” Time Again

  1. Talbot Fresh, Jr. December 24, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    The solution is obvious: Predator drones escorting every American fire truck.

  2. Mark O. December 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    At what point do the platitudes ‘thoughts and prayers’ become an insult to the deceased, as well as a further reminder of continued inaction which has contributed to such violent acts?

    As the U’S’s recent illegal wars rolled on, the attitude of the media increasingly fostered a ‘cost of doing business’ mentality toward injured or deceased personnel, and daily reports as such became morbidly routine.

    After so many violent domestic incidents, the repetition of these terms must seem pointless and hollow to victims’ families.

  3. ron December 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    The prairie DB could / could have, probably printed 120,000 death by gun stories , & millions of people since the inception of the mag.

    I don’t really care 1 way or the other ,how PD writers.editors choose what they want to type & print.

    I hope that the cleverness/ humanity/ peeples perspective/ & fun with this site isn’t torn away.

    I;m not disminishing anybody’s tragedy, ( I’ve had to deal with my own ), but too mention bad stuff is real, but maybye mentioning my crappy NFL picks would off-set some bad vibes..

    Life is going on, as it does.

  4. Barb Saylor December 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    @3: It does indeed. Have a peaceful Christmas, Ron, and everyone else who wishes to be wished well.

Leave a Reply