Friday, December 07, 2007

Seriously, Do We Really Need Articles about This Stuff?

Seriously, this should be no-schnit-Sherlock no-need-to-run-an-article type stuff; instead, it's fear-mongering at its worst:

http://krex.tv/modules/news/article.php?storyid=802

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/2007/12/05/MallShootingsATL_1205.html

http://www.wdsu.com/news/14787870/detail.html

If you are in this situation, the best thing to do is to follow your instincts. You won't have time to run down the list of stupid crap you read online. Your gut will tell you what to do. Fight or flight is a powerful force. Like Jenny told Forrest, run Forrest, run. A prone moving target is the hardest thing to hit, especially with a rifle. I guess I've just sort of done the same thing these articles did, but seriously, that first one is just plain ole sensationalism. (This is not my best writing, "seriously")

1 comment:

chattypatra said...

My favorite part of the first article is this line:

"You should also be aware of your surroundings and don't put yourself in a vulnerable position."

REALLY? Because everyone goes to a mall so they can anxiously look around constantly for possible crazy people with automatic guns.

My foolproof solution is: STAY HOME AND SHOP ONLINE!

That way, you only have to watch out for your two year old so he doesn't shoot you with your gun.