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.