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NIU Shooting

Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:16 pm +0000

We had six people killed in our town, DeKalb, yesterday in a senseless shooting on NIU's campus. 22 casualties.

Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:29 am +0000

Hi Tramp,

I am terrified and horrified by the recent events at NIU and other campuses in this country. My prayers are constant and my heart is aching over these tragedies.

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Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:13 am +0000

Very sad, i can't believe that US folks are allowed to own guns...

Prayers to all those involved...

Love Sarah

Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:32 pm +0000

Many believe that in a permissive society where drug use is common and mentally deranged individuals walk the streets that it's a lack of guns in the possession of responsible adults that contributes to such malicious destruction. As it is, large segments of the population are easy victims to anyone who wishes to inflict suffering. Here in Colorado last year a heavily armed man first killed two people in a missionary training center and then drove several hours to a large church in Colorado Springs with the intent to kill as many as he could. He was shot by an undercover church security person. The police are effective after a tragedy has occurred, but not before.

Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:51 pm +0000

But the guns in the hands of responsible people is not what is in question here. Guns in the hands of irresponsible people is what is in question. I believe that there should be legislation requiring as much education for a gun as is required for a driver's license.

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Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:35 am +0000

But you don't even need guns, what for....? there are deranged drug taking individuals in all countries.... Well unless you live in the outbacks of Africa, a farmer etc.. a gun is needed for protection, coz there are no animal police... :wink:

Love Sarah

Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:12 am +0000

Lord please bless the people in Tramps Town with the strength needed to deal with these difficult happenings at this time. To the families of the casualties bring them the strength and ease the pain of their loss. Help them to cope Lord. And bring them Peace in these difficult times for them. To all the victims bring comfort in their time of need. To Those who have passed on may they find comfort in your warm and loving embrace.

Help us Lord to learn from this experience to be instruments of your healing Lord in what ever ways we can. Bless our brother Tramp Swann Lord and bring him the peace and comfort of your Word and Spirit in his time of need. Allow him to gather comfort from our Love for him and the empathy we feel for him in this difficult time. Bless our country Lord as things like this shock everyone. Help to strive to make our communities better places to live. Help us to identify help those who would do something like this and get them help before they snap.

Guide us Lord. Give Hope and direction in solving these difficult problems. Thank You Lord Thank You Thank you. Through the power of your Will allow us particularly those in most need all the help from your celestial hosts as possible. Thank You Lord. This I ask through Christ our Lord in His name and the name of You Father with the power and help of the Holy Spirit grant those in most need the comfort and healing they need. Amen.

Our Love is with you Tramp. May God grant your community the strength it needs.
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