Thursday, October 1, 2015

UPDATED: Man Opens Fire At An Oregon University Killing 9 Christians And Wounding 20

Chaotic scene outside the Umpqua Community College

Gun violence has struck again in America. A currently unnamed shooter opened fire at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, killing 9 and wounding 20. Witnesses stated the shooter pointed a gun at a room full of students and began demanding to know their religion. Those who stated they are Christian were lined up and killed, shot in the head execution style. Those who refused to name a religion were shot in the legs. The gunman later shot and killed himself.

The incident is a sad and painful reminder that gun control laws are needed in America. Random acts of violence are claiming precious lives on a regular basis. The bloodshed must stop. Knife crime is terrible as well, but gun incidents are far worse, due to the ability of automatic weapons to dispense multiple bullets in seconds.

Civilians should not be in possession of these types of guns (or any guns for that matter). Over 30,000 Americans die each year from gun violence. That is a massive number of people to die in that manner and it is preventable. Nations that enacted gun control laws saw a dramatic reduction in murders and overall crime levels.