Being from Boston, I was as stunned and repulsed as anyone, (except for the victims of course) by the events of yesterday’s bombings at the Marathon’s finish line. I asked myself “what kind of person/animal would attack innocent people participating or spectating in one the most non-violent of all past times?” I still don’t understand what was to be gained by this horrendous and cowardly act! I do pray that whomever is responsible for it is captured and punished to the full measure of our laws. God will do the rest..
We here in the United States have the most lenient of all punishments for criminal acts, perhaps it is time to change those laws when it involves terrorizing the populace. I just wonder if there would be less of an outcry for gun control if an armed citizen had shot the terrorist before he could have set off the second bomb..
God be with the victims and their loved ones, the prayers of a nation and the world go out them. And may God be with our law enforcement officials who are charged with the task of discovery.