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What World Are We Living in?

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A one year old child was shot and killed today in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. News 4 reports that the mother and father of the child were walking along the street with the baby in a stroller. The reporter stated that when the shots rang out, the father took off running and only discovered that the child was shot and killed after he returned to the stroller.
What world are we living in when a father would chose to run for cover rather than protect his defenseless child?
Ever get between an animal and her babies? A mother would protect them at all cost.
Then you have Tony Herbert, a community advocate, make a statement that if the father was the intended target, he should have been given a pass because he was with his child.
Really Tony? That’s your advice to the murderer?
I guess all would be ok if the shooter just came back tomorrow when the father was alone.
Unbelievable.

Update: (September 2, 2013)
Channel 4 News tonight reported that the baby’s father, who was the intended target, is not cooperating with police.
What a real fine young upstanding member of his community. His parents did such a good job raising him. They must be so proud.

Lets hope he doesn’t bring any more children into this world.

Written by usa1968

September 1, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Shame on The New York Daily News, Chelsia Rose Marcius, Erin Durkin and Bill Hutchinson

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So the New York Daily News today accused the NRA of launching the “sickest game yet.” A target shooting app that is now available on iPhone and iPad.
After choosing from a variety of weapons including: M16’s, sniper rifles, handguns, shotguns and even AK-47’s, players can take target practice at various inanimate objects.
The News describes some of these targets as “coffin shaped with bull’s-eyes at head and chest level.”
The app is recommended for children 4 and up and actually provides gun safety tips in between shooting practice.
Apparently Chelsia Rose Marcius, Erin Durkin and Bill Hutchinson, the three so called reporters who broke the story, didn’t do much research on other apps available for the iPhone and iPad. (Seems to be typical of NY Daily News reporters. See my post from February 5, 2010 entitled New York Daily News and Stephanie Gaskell Get It Wrong https://therightwayforward.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/)
If they had, they would have discovered some 4500 “shooting games” available on iPhone and iPad and may have discovered an app called Crime City. It’s recommended for children 12 and up and challenges players to “indulge your inner criminal mastermind.”
The game allows you to “fight and rob other players, live.”
Or how about Contract Killer? Another game available on iPhone and iPad and recommended for children 9 and up. This game allows you to “select your weapon of CHOICE from an inventory of sniper rifles, assault rifles and machine guns.” It further advises the player to “take aim and GO FOR THE HEADSHOT.”
I can only assume that Chelsia Rose Marcius, Erin Durkin and Bill Hutchinson feel that shooting at inanimate objects like targets and skeet and being provided with gun safety tips is “sicker” than fighting and robbing other players and taking “head shots.”
If they really believed this to be the case, they may have discovered another app called Arma 2-Firing Range that has been out since 2011.
The app describes itself as the “ultimate firing range simulation,” and boasts a “huge array of existing weapons” such as the M9 the M16 and even an AK-47. This game allows players to take aim at silhouette shaped targets with bull’s-eyes at chest level.
If this isn’t almost identical to the new NRA app, the fact that it’s also recommended for children 4 and up would have sent Marcius, Durkin and Hutchinson over the edge.
If these three were truly concerned with games that may or may not be detrimental to the well being and safety of children, they would have discovered and reported on these other apps as well.
But they aren’t.
They are fear mongers who work for an organization that cares more about selling papers and advertising than it does about reporting the truth.
How in the world can you get comments and reactions from people on a game put out by the NRA that is almost identical to another game that’s been out since 2011?
As we recently learned from the Journal News and their publishing of the addresses of gun owners in upstate New York, news organizations and reporters could really care less about the safety and well being of its readers. Shame on Chelsia Rose Marcius, Erin Durkin and Bill Hutchinson. Shame on the New York Daily News and shame on all those readers who think these people have your best interests in mind.
It’s all about selling papers people.

Let us pray……

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Let us all say a prayer for the men and women and the families of those that were killed and wounded in the Fort Hood Tragedy.

Let us also pray for the coward Nidal Malik Hasan, the man responsible for those deaths. Let us pray that he overcomes his injuries so that he may find himself at the end of a noose hanging from the gallows.

Written by usa1968

November 6, 2009 at 11:58 am