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posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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It seems as if there are more, and more of these shootings happening. One right after another. In places we all frequent everyday. A hotel, a mall, a theater, a school, a hospital, and countless others. I've never considered myself to be afraid of anything. Not death, snakes, spiders, or anything. Though with these shootings, I can feel the fear building, and I'm doing my best not to be afraid, but it's really hard. I live in a small town that has all those buildings I listed, and it's going to be really hard to go to any of those, and not think about those shootings, and wonder if something like that could happen where I am. I'm pretty alert, and watchful when I go out. I don't know what I would do in that type of situation if something did happen. I'm sure I can't be the only one that feels this way. With it being 2012, who knows what could happen. I do know I can't take much more of these shootings. I've been watching American Horror Story, and normally I can watch shows like that, and know that they aren't real, and I can enjoy them. In one of the episodes, there was a scene of a shootout in a library, and gun fire. My mind immediately jumped to the mall shooting we recently had, and that gun fire reminded me of that, and I thought that must have been almost like what it would be like to be in a shooting like that. That was a very hard scene to watch. What do you do with fear like this? How do you push through it? I don't want to live my life being afraid to go anywhere.
edit on 15-12-2012 by CatrionaBeldame because: Hit enter accidently.




posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by CatrionaBeldame
Does this mean you fear nothing?



posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 07:17 PM
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posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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I'm scared.




posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 07:24 PM
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(edited with OP in place now)


I'd tend to agree these are really bad things to see happen. I'd just urge perspective and don't be overwhelmed by the sense that it's happening everywhere. Incidents may be happenings here and there, all over in a geographic sense for high profile shootings, but it's no more common a threat today than it was a week or a month or several years ago.

Heck I think it was 1989/90 when a shooting happened in Orange, Ca where I grew up. A 13 year old child walked up to another 13 year old child in the Orange Mall, in front of everyone and coldly shot her in the head. Then he turned and left to hop in a car with his buddies and go party about it. He was busted that night and I lost track of what happened to the little animal but it was a gang initiation shooting. She'd been a classmate as it was reported. I didn't know the kid as it was a few years apart in age but close enough to be memorable.

It's all tragic beyond description and scale certainly changed...but I don't personally feel a bit more threatened today than any other time. Then again, I carry a gun with a CCW permit too. That ought to say what level of background concern I start at for the discussion.
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posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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Sorry, everyone. Hit enter accidentally. My first thread, and I had to go, and do that, laughs. Oh, well. I'm going to watch that video.



posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 07:44 PM
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Oh another thread relating to the shooting.



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