Monday, December 10, 2007

A tale of three shooters

A shooter walks into a "gun free zone" of a shopping mall with a long gun: 8 dead then he kills himself.

A shooter walks into a missionary school in Colorado with a handgun: 2 dead and he walks away.

A shooter
walks towards a New Life megachurch in Colorado that hundreds attending services: he kills two then,
A gunman in a black trench coat and a high-powered rifle entered the church’s main foyer shortly after 1 p.m. and began shooting, Myers said.

The church’s 11 a.m. service had recently ended, and hundreds of people were milling about when the gunman opened fire. Nearby were parents picking up their children from the nursery.

Police arrived to find the gunman had been killed by a member of the church’s armed security staff, Myers said.

“There was a courageous staff member who probably saved many lives here today,” Myers said.

The FBI and the ATF were assisting in the investigation. Officers were combing the campus looking for suspicious devices.

“We had a plan in place, and it worked well,” said Boyd, who in August took over from disgraced pastor Ted Haggard. “Many, many lives were saved today because of some quick, action by the many volunteers here at the church.”
Don't forget, Evangelical women are just as likely to be armed as they are to invite you to Bible study.

Our prayers should be with the family of the dead and the injured. Our minds should be on the fact that sheep need sheepdogs.

NB: yes, I know the two Colorado shooters may be the same, but work with me here.

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