A tough day

It’s December 2nd, late at night. It’s been a tough day in Redlands…the 2 shooters who killed 14 people and injured 17 more at the Inland Regional Center, a place that services 1000s of developmentally disabled folks located in San Bernardino, about 5 miles north of where I live, live in an apartment 1 mile from my house. Part of my home town was cordoned off while police sent a bomb robot into the building and then stormed it. A horrible site we’ve seen too often on tv is happening in right here in Redlands.

The San Bernardino police department has had incredible support from all sorts of law agencies, and hubby and I have been impressed with not only the response, but the way the Chief of Police has handled questions at the news conferences. In a fluid situation such as this it’s easy to rush to conclusions, but it’s way too soon for folks to know much. Let’s wait and let the investigators do their work before we talk about who could do such a horrible thing.

As I type this at 11 pm there are still helicopters flying overhead. Here’s hoping tomorrow brings us answers, peace, and the strength to do what must be done: changing the culture of our country, so these shootings are not something that happens EVERY DAY!

5 Responses to A tough day

  1. Beautifully said Candy. May our leaders have as much sense as you do and truly work for a solution to the cause.

  2. I agree with you, gun issues seem to becoming a regular event in our lives and so unsettling but even more so when they happen next door so to speak. In my small city yesterday we had a gun and bomb incident in a residential area, notifications on all the media sites to stay away from the area, I was having dinner with a friend in a restaurant and the whole place went eerily quiet with us all looking at each other and asking if we heard this correctly. It’s so frightening that in the blink of a eye (so to speak) peoples lives can be changed. I pray for peace and gun control (there I said it out loud).

  3. Candy, as I watched the news last night and saw the location I immediately thought of you. Glad you and yours are ok.

  4. It is headline news in the UK too. I am sorry it is so close to home for you. My thoughts are with you and your community.