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Saturday, December 14, 2013

In A Weaponizesd Society, Who Are The Quick and Who The Dead?

 Mr. Pierson


Centennial, Colorado (CNN) -- Police are eager to learn why Karl Pierson opened fire with a shotgun at his Colorado school Friday.

They have asked his parents and will search their home Saturday, but the person who could best answer the question lay lifeless Friday night on the floor of Arapahoe High School in the Denver suburb of Centennial.

The body of the 18-year-old student remained there as part of the crime scene he created when he wounded a student then shot himself, the sheriff said.

Authorities have plenty of evidence to tell them what Pierson did and how he did it, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said.

Pierson was a "nice young man," neighbors told CNN affiliate KUSA. He was an achiever, an athlete, who ran cross country. He had worked on an Eagle Scout project, KUSA reported.
The broadcaster had previous contact with him. It got comments from him a few years ago for a feature news story, and he submitted questions to KUSA for a U.S. Senate debate.

High school senior Frank Woronoff told CNN he had known Pierson since they were freshmen together.
"He was the last person I would expect to shoot up a high school. He was honestly incredibly humble and down to earth. He was a little geeky but in a charming way," he said.

Pierson also routinely won contests on his speech and debate team, KUSA reported. He showed off his first place and second place trophies online.
I suppose the authorities will find that young Mr. Pierson had some problems, everybody does have problems, so that is a given.

The situation we find ourselves in is whether we are a Weaponized Society or not; not whether we need gun control. Gun Control in a Weaponized Society is different from Gun Control in an Un-Weaponized Society. The statistics of guns in a Weaponized Society are, by their very nature, much more tolerant of killing than those  of an Un-Weaponized Society.
It stands to reason. We are in a period where we are morphing into a weaponized society. It was apparent some years ago when people began suing city councils to allow them to carry firearms while attending art fairs.

I think that in a Weaponized Society, this business of "nice guys" should be expected, although how often, I have no idea. In an old-fashioned Un-Weaponized Society, such things would only happen with "loners" and psychopaths. Now everyone can get into the act and be a statistic: either quick or dead.

 Thumbs up for an acceptable statistics!


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