Perhaps We Should Start Taking Threats Seriously…

Instead of blinking at them or winking at them or just blowing them off.  Read this report of the Munich killer, which includes the following:

On the day of the [Munich] attack, according to the newspaper Bild, Sonboly told associates via a computer game message: “Come to the McDonald’s and I will come and get you and shoot you.” At the time they dismissed it as “hot air” as similar threats had been made before. A teenage girl who lived in the same apartment block said he had told classmates: “I will kill you all.” Four of the teenagers, all friends, killed by Sonboly were named last night as Can Leyla, 14, and his friend Selcuk Kilic, 15, both of Turkish origin, and two girls: Sabina Sulaj and Armela Segashi, both 14. A fifth member of the group was critically injured.

We need to start taking these threats seriously.

3 thoughts on “Perhaps We Should Start Taking Threats Seriously…

  1. Milton Almeida - The Grace Ambassador 25 Jul 2016 at 10:50 am

    In Germany I understand that no one takes these threats seriously for the simple reason that guns are restricted and there is no N.R.A.; so obviously the bad guys won’t have one. It may just be hot air after all…


    • Jim 25 Jul 2016 at 10:54 am

      i don’t think anyone in germany takes these things lightly just because they’re smart enough to let their government be owned by a private interest group


      • Milton Almeida - The Grace Ambassador 25 Jul 2016 at 11:27 am

        My point is simple (as if I can do any better than simple): 1 – gun restriction doesn’t work. I haven’t check yet, but I wonder how is Germany compared to the USA in terrorist mass-murder per capita compared to the USA, if we remove anomalous places like Chicago, etc. 2 – The absence of the NRA does not prevent crimes. In America, to blame the organization that want to end gun violence with education and training, and protests when the president takes gun violence lightly, and contradicts himself taking credit for a reduction in crime in the same relevant period that gun sales skyrocketed, whereas bemoaning this sale increase, makes no difference. People kill! Total depravity, godlessness, and the immense variety of instruments and ingredients to kill, as in Nice – truck- and in Boston, where a pressure cook with some ball bearings was all it took, not mentioning “harmless” box openers as in 9/11 with a pinch of wide-body airplanes; in summary, total depravity + godlessness, is what make people kill.


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