Contrary to what some might want to tell the people; this is NOT a gun problem, this is a society problem.
The Stories are below….
(CNN) — Gunfire erupted at a skating rink in New York City on Saturday night, leaving two injured, authorities said.
The shooting occurred at Bryant Park.
One victim was shot in the back and the second one in the leg, according to the New York Police Department. The victims’ injuries are not life threatening.
Megan Cutcher, a San Francisco resident visiting New York City, was having a drink with relatives at a nearby restaurant when the gunfire started.
“We sat down at one of the outdoor couches with a heater and ordered a drink,” Cutcher said. “Right after we ordered, we heard three shots. Initially, it just sounded like a pop gun, but then people started screaming, and we realized it was more serious.”
She grabbed her mother and pushed her under the table.
“We were at most 10-15 feet from the ice.,” she said. “Luckily, the couches we’d been sitting on blocked us from the view of the shooter.”
A few minutes later, the gunfire stopped and the restaurant staff ushered them into the kitchen for safety.
“I was able to calm down a bit, though my heart was racing,” she said.
Police ordered them to stay put while they searched the area. About an hour later, they got an all-clear to use a particular exit.
The shooter is still on the loose.
….and in Texas….
(CNN) — A shooting at a house party near Houston left two people dead and 22 others injured, authorities said early Sunday.
The shooting occurred late Saturday night in the Cypress area, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
It started at a birthday party in a two-story home, where about 100 people were gathered, police said.
Injuries range from critical to minor. It’s unclear whether all the victims were wounded in the shooting or the scramble to escape from the home.
Police are searching for two shooters.
I realize that it would be easy to blame the guns on these sort of incidents; but it is simply too much of the scape goat mentality to do so. The guns did not get up and decide to shoot these people; someone used that gun to do so! Therefore, one can deduct that this simply a societal problem. A Nation that forgets God, views Christians and Christianity with contempt, runs its political and financial systems like Rome once did — should expect this sort of a thing.
Simply put, our system is nearing collapse and these sort of things should not be a huge surprise to we that actually read the Word of God. There are some, even within the Fundamentalist Christian circles who are actually silly enough to believe that some sort of a so-called “revival” in this Country will stop the madness which is enveloping this fallen world. This is foolishness; judgment is coming swiftly to this Country, get your house in order and above all, be ready to meet the Lord.