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Originally posted by JValhalla
I will post this now before it is National News. I have refrained from using too much graphic detail.
Today I witnessed a tragic event. While I was at the Gun Range this afternoon a local man turned the gun on himself and took his own life. I heard the shot, saw the destruction of his face along with all the gore, peoples reactions, The panic that perused afterwards. I don't remember driving home, now I am here a few hours later and since then my wife has told me I have blanked out several times. I have 8 missed calls from the local news stations asking for a statement. Two reporters have been to my house. I don't know how they got my number or address.
I have been to war, I have not ever had a flashback from this conflict. Never had any symptoms of PTSD. My wife has already called a therapist for me to talk to tomorrow because she is very worried. When I get home I have a set routine check on the baby and go out back and play with the dogs. I have been in bed since about 1:30 staring at the ceiling. Not having any interest in either. Wondering if I could have stopped this man, If he could have turned the gun on me or other patrons. It's crazy I was sitting outside having a cigarette with this man just a few minutes earlier. He gave no signs no warnings. If he had said anything I would have told the range master.
Since the suicide this afternoon my brain is recounting past events and I cant stop it. I have had very personal events with suicide and now they all keep flooding my head...I can't stop them. Sorry if this post seems more like rambling.
I DO NOT WANT A SECOND AMENDMENT ARGUMENT HERE. MODS PLEASE KEEP PEOPLE ON TOPIC. IF THIS MAN WAS THIS DISTURBED HE WOULD HAVE DONE IT ANYWAYS.
I just don't know.....
Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
Guns are build for blowing other peoples brains out.
If you can't handle this essential truth, then guns are not for you.
Why are you training to use something which, when putting it to use, sends you into a state of psychosis ?
I suggest getting professional advice from a therapist.
Originally posted by TorqueyThePig
War is a different kind of monster because you are in a different frame of mind than when you are at home. Like a previous poster said you kind of start building up your emotional wall on the trip to the battleground. Not saying that war is easier by any means.