Jared Lee Loughner, is getting his 15 minutes of fame as Congress Woman Gabrielle Giffords has part of her skull removed and is on life support. The good news is that she has a chance at survival and is showing signs of recovery. Six other victims of the shooting in the Safeway store aren’t that lucky.
There was nothing that could really have been done in Arizona to protect the victims. Sure people are now stepping forward and claiming that Jared was not …”well”, but how many people are thought to be “not well” that are harmless and never bother anyone?
Could Jared have hurt as many people as he did with say a knife or baseball bat? Probably not. We don’t live in a perfect world. There are people that fall through the cracks. There are people wandering around who are imbalanced. There are people out there who have lost their jobs; had their spouses cheat on them, just plain been done wrong.
Whatever took Jared Lee Loughner from that first picture to his grinning mug shot on the right is something that may never be explained. The only truth we know is that his victims are his victims because he had a loaded hand gun at the wrong place and the wrong time.
So they’ll probably put Jared down like the mad dog he’s become. Maybe not, but most likely yes; after all he killed 9 year old Christina Green and five others in the rain of bullets he brought down in that Safeway store on a hot and sunny Arizona afternoon.
And that’s how this story ends until the next Jared goes on a shooting spree. Will we ever learn?