Bad things don’t happen in my neighborhood. That's what I keep hearing from my neighbors. I have friends who tell me they have no reason to carry a concealed weapon because they actually believe that. Gosh, based on what I've seen the past couple of months, that phrase is getting harder to believe. The fact is, bad things can happen to any person at any time. In any neighborhood.
Two shootings within the past couple of months and both occurred less than an hour away from my home. Oddly enough, both tragedies took place in areas of piece and serenity, perhaps the last places you would ever expect shootings to occur.
On Aug. 5, the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin was disrupted by a mad gunman named Michael Page. A place for worshiping turned deadly. Page killed six persons, and wounded three others – all innocent members of the Sikh temple. No one knows why people commit such bone-chilling acts. I have been to the Azana Spa in Brookfield. Peaceful and relaxing is how I remember it. The most recent spa shooting incident was nothing short of horrifying, traumatizing and just plain unfair. I can’t help but wonder if I were in the Azana Spa that day, could I have protected or saved a life? More than ever, practicing my right to carry seems like the right thing to do.