My sympathies go out today to those wounded and terrorized at a Sikh Temple near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am saddened at the violence in our country and the fact that people who should not have guns have committed another senseless act in our nation. I think that we need to have an honest conversation about guns in our country. I have nothing against responsible gun owners, but surely we can do something to prevent further travesties such as this from the WTMJ 620 AM in Milwaukee.
Sadly, I think that we will see little action on addressing ways to stop gun violence in our nation. I fear that Thom will address this topic tomorrow, and then in a few weeks or months, there will be yet another incident like this.
<a href="http://www.620wtmj.com/news/local/165061026.html">7 dead, including shooter, after massacre at Sikh temple in Oak Creek</a>
OAK CREEK - Oak Creek, Wis. Police said that at least seven people are dead, including a shooter, during a massacre at a Sikh temple on Sunday.
A police officer was also shot and was in surgery at Froedtert Hospital, according to police spokesman Bradley Wentlandt.
Two others were also being treated at Froedtert for shooting wounds. They were in critical condition, according to initial reports.
They said they were preparing for more victims in a "mass casualty incident."
"The emergency medical personnel, the tactical personnel who have gone through the scene, they have initially identified what they believe to be four deceased inside the temple, and three deceased outside the temple, one of whom is the shooter," said Wendtlandt.
Police did not initially identify any additional gunman on scene, but did not rule out the possibility of additional shooters.
Regardless of our political differences, let us keep the victims of this tragedy in our hearts and prayers. I have been to Milwaukee many times and have passed through Oak Creek.
in the wake of human evil, I remind myself that there is still love in this world. We must unite to offer compassion to the dead and the wounded as well as their families. And yes, I think we need to serious discussion on ways to prevent these tragedies. I think that not even Seal Team Six would like to have been stuck in a situation like this with so many civilians. (I predict that someone will soon say as was said after the shooting in Aurora, Colorado that if everyone was armed, there would have been less loss of life.)
(On an entirely separate note, while I love the Thom Hartmann show, I think the boards could stand an upgrade. I have posted links here in the past and they do not appear properly. Please not that I have coded in raw HTML in the past. Perhaps Thom's staff can look at what software that Randi Rhodes and Mike Malloy use for their boards.)