How ironic my last post was. I woke up Monday morning to see what happened in Las Vegas. It just brought our situation into perspective. The biggest thing for us is that as my stepson is in the Military and eventually wants to be a cop those are both situations that we expect him to be put in dangerous situations. What we don't expect is for those kind of situations to happen to him while attending a football game in his home town. Today though, I am just grateful for our family who is all safe and sound and all we have here on the island including friends, our dog Buddy and our business.
Later on Monday I found out that one of our friend's brother and his wife had been at the concert in Las Vegas at the time of the shooting. They are not hurt and were just frantically trying to get back to Canada and their family. That is where I got perspective. I cannot even imagine what they and their family who knew they were at that concert went through.
This weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada. We are having ours on Sunday as have so much work Monday will be a workday for us. Mom is coming over and we have also invited two of our friends. Another thing to be grateful for.
The world is a different place these days...but then again I grew up in the 1980s where murder rates were sky high and people lived like each day was their last during the cold war. These days are much the same as those, just with more weaponry and more coverage of it due to social media.
My personal view? Gun control works. If it didn't the terrorist incident that happened last weekend in Edmonton may have been quite a bit different. Yes, criminals can still get guns if they really want to, but if you take away easy access it is a much different world. I actually like living in a country where most households don't own a gun of any kind. If they do it is likely a gun for hunting game, not humans.
Anyway, enough of this. I will not wallow in "what may have been".