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One of my co-workers was hit by a stray bullet
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1.       alameda
3499 posts
 08 Oct 2008 Wed 08:18 pm

She was just going into her home when she was hit. She lives in Berkeley, California, which is not a high crime area. This happened almost a month ago.

 

In the news reports it said one 42 year old woman hit, but not critical. This is so misleading, as I´ve been watching her recovery and it´s very difficult and sad.

 

She seems to have aged 20 years since being hit by the bullet.  Her beautiful walk is not the limp of the wounded. She has that terrified look of shock in her face. They could not remove the bullet, so it sits next to her spine close to her spleen. She has a hole in her diaphram that they can not repair until she gets stronger. She was in the hospital with a tube inserted in her back so as to drain the wound.

 

She came back to work a few days ago, but still can´t stay too long. She is a loving wife and mother, an excellent employee and very kind woman, not a mean bone in her body.

 

Life is full of unexpected events.

2.       catwoman
8933 posts
 08 Oct 2008 Wed 08:31 pm

Omg.. that is so sad (( Please, give your friend best wishes from us. Life is indeed so full of surprises... some are quite heartbreaking, if not lethal . In fact, last year, one of my school-mates´ mother got shot and killed in San Francisco as she was getting ready to go to work in the morning. Supposedly, it was a revengeful employee whom she had fired a couple days earlier... {#lang_emotions_sad} Really... I think those of us who are healthy and happy have a lot to be thankful for every day.

3.       WarTrain
325 posts
 08 Oct 2008 Wed 08:33 pm

Dont you think it is time that the US stopped this obsession they have with the pioneers and their right to protect their land, and BANNED GUNS! {#lang_emotions_you_crazy}

4.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 08 Oct 2008 Wed 08:38 pm

 

Quoting WarTrain

Dont you think it is time that the US stopped this obsession they have with the pioneers and their right to protect their land, and BANNED GUNS! {#lang_emotions_you_crazy}

 

 Unfortunately, I think the horse has already run out of the barn.  Closing the door at this point, would be like holding back a deluge with a paper cup.  The time to ban guns was after the Revolution. 

 

Alameda...I hope your friend gets the help she needs and is feeling well soon. 

5.       alameda
3499 posts
 08 Oct 2008 Wed 09:11 pm

 

Quoting WarTrain

Dont you think it is time that the US stopped this obsession they have with the pioneers and their right to protect their land, and BANNED GUNS! {#lang_emotions_you_crazy}

 

 Well I do agree with you in prinicpal. On a practical matter though, I don´t think we will get rid of guns so easily.

 

I think we need to learn more compassion and respect for all the living creatures.

 

We need to practice randome acts of kindness and sensless acts of beauty

 

instead of random violence and sensless acts of distruction.

6.       alameda
3499 posts
 08 Oct 2008 Wed 09:23 pm

 

Quoting catwoman

Omg.. that is so sad (( Please, give your friend best wishes from us. Life is indeed so full of surprises... some are quite heartbreaking, if not lethal . In fact, last year, one of my school-mates´ mother got shot and killed in San Francisco as she was getting ready to go to work in the morning. Supposedly, it was a revengeful employee whom she had fired a couple days earlier... {#lang_emotions_sad} Really... I think those of us who are healthy and happy have a lot to be thankful for every day.

 

How right you are. In just a second our lives can be changed forever. +1,001 {#lang_emotions_flowers}

7.       azade
1606 posts
 08 Oct 2008 Wed 09:55 pm

Inshallah she will be better soon. It must indeed have been a critical experience.

 

If banning guns is not part of the solution, then what is? In countries like the one I live in, regular people can only have a license if it´s for hunting, and they have to take lessons and pass tests before they can have a firearm. Pistols are almost completely banned as far as I know.

And it works!

8.       catwoman
8933 posts
 08 Oct 2008 Wed 10:00 pm

 

Quoting azade

If banning guns is not part of the solution, then what is? In countries like the one I live in, regular people can only have a license if it´s for hunting, and they have to take lessons and pass tests before they can have a firearm. Pistols are almost completely banned as far as I know.

And it works!

 

I completely agree... It is pure insanity to allow people to buy guns so easily! {#lang_emotions_puking}{#lang_emotions_you_crazy}

9.       alameda
3499 posts
 08 Oct 2008 Wed 10:40 pm

 

Quoting azade

Inshallah she will be better soon. It must indeed have been a critical experience.

 

If banning guns is not part of the solution, then what is? In countries like the one I live in, regular people can only have a license if it´s for hunting, and they have to take lessons and pass tests before they can have a firearm. Pistols are almost completely banned as far as I know.

And it works!

 

 Sounds good.

 

The problem here is the weapons are not legal, but they are available on the black market. The kids who get them have no idea of how to use them, thus there are many unintended victims. They just hold them and pull the triggers, hitting whatever in in the range. There are so many injuries and deaths from them, it´s difficult to even imagine the destruction they cause.

 

Bottom line, someone is making money on the sale of these dispictable items.

 

I´d love to see all of these things rounded up and destroyed. No guns, no bullets, no WMDs. Learn to get along.....sigh....I can dream...

10.       catwoman
8933 posts
 08 Oct 2008 Wed 10:47 pm

 

Quoting alameda

 

I´d love to see all of these things rounded up and destroyed. No guns, no bullets, no WMDs. Learn to get along.....sigh....I can dream...

 

+100000000000000... me too

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