Part 11 of 12
As Oma is a Southern Californian, the massacre in San Bernardino last week hit close to home. It is so sad but a reality of everyday life in America. However, Oma maintains the philosophy that guns do not kill people . . . . . . . people kill people. Put a gun in the middle of the room and if no one touches it, no want gets hurt.
Oma will not shy away from teaching her grandchildren about weapons. Emphasis must be place on helping our younger generation learn how to deal with others and to remain aware of their surroundings. They are the only one who can keep themselves safe.
Rather than write about the two shooters who I have chosen to leave nameless; Oma wishes to honor the fourteen who died and twenty-one injured by re-posting a Controversial Times article written by Hunter Roosevelt on June 23, 2015 about the heros were seldom hear about; people who use their guns to stop violence.
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Cache Valley Hospital
May 16, 2014
Armed with two handguns, a man entered the Cache Valley Hospital emergency room and began making demands. After demanding to see a doctor, he racked the slide on one of his handguns and told hospital employees “someone is going to die today”.
While a security guard tried to keep the gunman’s focus on him, two corrections officers who happened to be at the hospital on an unrelated matter engaged from another direction. The gunman was shot three times and no other people were harmed.