The tragic events in Aurora, Colo., bring home the uncertainty of life and make our day-to-day problems seem insignificant.


The tragic events in Aurora, Colo., bring home the uncertainty of life and make our day-to-day problems seem insignificant.

We disagree about politics, so much negativity there; we argue about what to do about our roads, our lake and our economy. These are all important issues concerning our daily lives.
But, all that pales in importance when an event, even somewhere else, impacts our lives.

We are made aware that life is precious and could end for anyone of us at any time. What do we do?

We have to continue on, day by day. There is no guarantee of tomorrow, so we must make the most of each day we are given.

 If we stop going to the movies, if we no longer want to eat out, if we stop going to the grocery store because we might not make it home that day, the bad guys have won without even knowing who we are. We must continue to be involved in our community.
Do I expect law enforcement to protect me and keep me safe?

My first response would be yes. I know that "I" am responsible in the most part for my safety, and the safety of my family.
Law enforcement only responds to an event "after" it is notified that something is happening. A person takes out a restraining order or order of protection thinking that they are safe.

Law enforcement can only take protective action after the person has violated the order, and possibly assaulted the victim. Not a disservice to law enforcement, it is the law of our land.
Do we need more gun control?

There should be no law that infringes on our right to keep and bear arms. But I see no possible reason for a person, hunter, marksman, Average Joe to own a semi-automatic weapon of any kind.
I grew up an avid hunter.

If you need an automatic weapon to hunt, maybe you should consider giving up hunting. The only thing you "hunt" with an automatic weapon is "people."

There are no guarantees in life, so we must live and enjoy every minute we are given.
We mourn the loss of the fallen, we must support their families. We need to remember all in prayer, no matter to whom we pray.

Then we must go on and face our life. Day by day, because there might not be a tomorrow.

-Dave Grossen, Osage Beach