Here’s another take on the gun issue: Firefighters Shot Dead at Upstate NY Fire
Two firefighters were shot and killed and two others taken to a nearby hospital after a gunman opened fire on them as they responded to a house fire in Webster, N.Y., this morning, according to authorities and local media….The fire department [then waited] for police to safely evacuate nearby residents and secure the scene before battling the blaze.
Should all firefighters be required to carry firearms?
Video-game makers and retailers are facing growing pressure from Washington and advocacy groups concerned about possible links between violent games and tragedies like the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. A bill introduced Wednesday by U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller directs the National Academy of Sciences to examine whether violent games and programs lead children to act aggressively, the West Virginia Democrat said in a statement. He will also press the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission to expand their studies. The advocacy group Common Sense Media cheered the moves.
See Violent video games under scrutiny after Newtown, Conn. school shootings
Before the creation of video games people went to amusement parks and enjoyed themselves taking shots at mechanical targets. This photo (below) shows the remains of one such shooting gallery that had existed in Glen Echo Maryland. I don’t believe anyone has suggested that such recreational activity in amusement parks ever led to acts of mass murder, as some are suggesting is the case with these first person shooter video games.
Interesting article about maggots:
ScienceNOW – How Maggots Heal Wounds
If the maggot`s secretions are, as explained in the article, effective in suppressing the immune system, they might also be effective in curbing the effects associated with psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis.