Monday, April 23, 2018

Things To Think About ....

By now you’ve all heard about the shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee, where another alleged deranged gunman opened fire yesterday and killed four people.

And so, you know about James Shaw Jr., who arrived at the restaurant just moments before the gunman entered and started shooting; how Shaw’s instincts took over and he literally grabbed the barrel of the assault weapon, burning his hands in the process, to stop the man from killing more people.

James Shaw is African American.

Think about James Shaw at that Starbucks in Philadelphia; he would have been unable to help because he would have been arrested for sitting while black.

Think about the fact that it was a black man who stopped a white man with a gun after the white man killed four black people and how our so-called president hasn’t said one word about the incident, or about Shaw. Why is that do you suppose?

Think about the fact that the GOP and the NRA say all it takes to stop a madman with a gun is a good man with a gun, yet James Shaw stopped the gunman with his bare hands.

Just things to think about.


the dogs' mother said...

Very bestest of wishes to him and his family.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

He's a brave guy and everyone's guardian angel that day.

Cranky and Difficult said...

Pretty sure Trump just gets distracted when "Waffle House" comes up.

Dave R said...

My money says this story is burning lips at Faux News.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Why was the shooter's father given the shooter's guns after they'd been impounded following his getting into the White House precincts. And even more disturbing why did the father give his mentally ill son his guns back?

James Shaw should get a medal!