December 12th, 2012: In the late afternoon, Jacob Tyler Roberts went to Clackamas Town Center in Portland, OR and started firing. Two people died, and a 15-year-old girl was shot in the chest and survived. She is currently in critical condition but is expected to recover.
This one affects me the most, because I live here. Not to mention that both of the girl's sisters go to my school, along with a few friends.
December 14th, 2012:A man went to a Connecticut elementary school and killed 27 people - 20 children between the ages of 5 and 10, and 7 teachers.
As my friend has stated before:
As we enter the last week leading up to December 21st, we are already beginning to see a lot of carnage and insanity, which is likely to increase in the next week.
From a mall shooting that killed 2, put one girl in critical condition, and injured seven, to a Connecticut Elementary school shooting that took the lives of 27 people, 20 of which were children between the ages of 5 and 10. It is a sad thing to think that people will start thinking that this behavior is more acceptable as the days go by, because they believe that we will all be dead on the 21st anyway.
In light of this, I urge all my friends and family, to please be careful. Be aware of your surroundings and watch for suspicious behavior. People like this could strike at any time, at any place, for any reason. I would hate to hear that one of my loved ones was killed in the midst of one of these tragedies.
Keep your doors and windows locked, and avoid highly populated buildings like Malls or supermarkets as much as you can. If you own a gun, make sure it's ready to use.
If people will riot and destroy a city over a hockey game (year or two ago), what kind of things do you think they're capable of when they think the world is about to end?
Stay safe everyone.
Please, for everybody's sake - Not just your own - Be safe and be careful. There will be no telling where the next attack will happen.