OMFG Moment of the Week

It WAS going to be Indiana’s absurd decision to postpone Halloween, but in light of the shootings at LAX today, I think I have changed my mind. 

This morning, a man my age (early 20s) named Paul Ciancia entered LAX and opened fire as he shoved his way through a TSA checkpoint.  Planes were grounded for most of the day, as the nations 3rd busiest airport was shutdown.  They’ve since opened terminals 1 and 2, although 3 is still closed.  One TSA agent was killed, and several people were wounded in the shooting.  Ciancia was shot outside of a restaurant by the police pursuing him through the airport.  Many people are shocked and devastated by this event.  I myself find it sad, but not as surprising as it should be.  Ciancia was carrying an AR-15 that was concealed in a bag.  Why our lawmakers mind it acceptible for civilians to be able to carry assault rifles is baffling to me.  What could they possibly need such a powerful weapon for?  They’re not hunting game, since that kind of weapon is unsportsmanlike.  They may be protecting themselves from intruders, but they could just as easily do so with a less frightening power arm.  This is the type of weapon often used in mass murder, probably due to its ability to cause a large amount of chaos with ease.  Thus, in my opinion, the only reason a civilian would carry such a weapon would be for hunting man.  Despicable.

For more on the incident, click here.

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About bpaige08

I am one of those infamous 20 somethings, fresh out from under the college umbrella. I have always had a deep love for all things pop culture: movies, television, music, books, and (although I cringe to admit it to the nameless mass reading this) celebrity. Acting is my dream, although I currently need to pay off Uncle Sam before I can pursue my lifelong ambition. But that hasn't stopped my passion. I am also passionate about food, animals, and the environment. No, I am not a vegan. No, I do not want to be one. I like eggs. And cheese. They rock. I am TOTALLY open for suggestions, comments, and complaints. Feel free to harass me for my writing style or tell me how much you agree with me.

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