You might have heard about the shooting that took place at a Waffle House in Nashville last weekend.
This is getting a little too close to home.
It's the second occurrence like this in the past year in our area, the other having been in a small church that is not far from the Waffle House where this took place.
It's an area just a little north and east of where I live, probably 10 or so miles away as the crow flies. Again, way too close.
The story on this guy from last week is he was from Illinois and had already been in trouble with the law. He had even been arrested trying to get in the White House. He had worked in his family's construction business back home, and had made his way down here and was doing something similar. Apparently he had been fired from one job here and had gotten another, but never showed up again after going for one day.
The gun he used had been taken away from him and, as I understand it, his license to carry it had been revoked. It had been turned over to his father, who GAVE IT BACK TO HIM.
He took out four people in said Waffle House, and it might have been more if not for the heroic efforts of a young man who pretty much decided "not on my watch." He confronted the shooter and wrestled the gun from his hands.
The culprit was at large for more than 24 hours before authorities found him. He's behind bars now, and I'm guessing he'll be locked up for the rest of his life.
But the damage is done. More folks are dead at the hands of a shooter who had absolutely no business being in the possession of a gun or guns.
No comment here from me. Just the facts.