Of course, if you are an Obamaholic, -or a Ravens or 49ers fan- today isn't so depressing for you at all. Now if you are a racist, on the other hand, you probably can't wait for the day to end.
Today is MLK Day and that Obama fellow just got sworn in for his second term to be your leader. (Loved the anthem Mrs. Jay-Z.) I hope the guns are locked away. It's enough to make any god- fearing racist want to put one of them to his head. Over at FOX NEWS they are beyond depressed. Imagine having to cover the inauguration of the guy who you have been trying to get rid of for the past four years.
It must be tough being a wingnut these days. Hang in there people. Four years is not such a long time in the big scheme of things.
Finally, one of the things that President Obama spoke about in his inauguration address today was gun control. And with that in mind, I want to touch bases on a case out in New Mexico that has not been getting enough news attention as far as I am concerned.
So there is this 15 year old boy who allegedly took an AR-15 assault rifle and slaughtered his entire family.
The five family members were found in their rural home outside Albuquerque. Police identified the victims as Greg Griego, 51; Sarah Griego, 40; and their children Zephania Griego, 9; Jael Griego, 5; and Angelina Griego, 2.
Their alleged attacker was identified by police as another family member, 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego, the Associated Press reported.
The boy was arrested and charged with two counts of murder and three counts of child abuse resulting in death, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. He has been placed in a juvenile detention center, according to police.
Police found multiple weapons, including an AR-15 style semiautomatic rifle, near the scene of the shooting, according to the AP.
“The victims all had multiple gunshot wounds, and there appeared to be multiple weapons, including an assault-type weapon,” Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department deputy Aaron Williamson told Reuters.
“There’s no other way to say it, except that we have a horrific crime scene down there that we are working on it,” Sheriff Dan Houston said on Sunday.
While little was known about the alleged shooter, a picture began to emerge Monday of his father. Greg Griego, identified as a pastor at Calvary, a local church, was remembered as a caring family man.
“Greg loved his family, he loved his church, he loved God, and was very involved with and had love for people in prison,” Calvary executive director Brian Nixon told NBC affiliate KOB-TV. “He headed up our jail ministry, he had a passion for people and to help them.” [Source]
Apparently he loved his guns as well. I guess he didn't read the part in the book of Exodus that talked about his God being a jealous God.