I will try to be brief, but this just really got to me.
I was at home for lunch, flicked on the TV to watch a bit of it, I had about 20 more minutes left before I had to get moving.
We have Tru TV, a channel that carries the show C.O.P.S and Court TV etc. I happend to see the taped episode of a trial that really got to me.
We have a public shooting range nearby where an associate minister named Mark McCalla was callously murdered at that very range by an army deserter and his cohort because they wanted to steal his firearms. It was the second trial, this one of the actual shooter. He killed McCalla at a distance, shooting him in the head, right through his hearing protection, so McCalla probably never knew what hit him.
The part that really got to me is when they showed actual crime scene photos of the HUGE pool of blood by the bench where McCalla was shooting. It also showed drag marks through this blood where the other deserter pulled McCalla's body from the bench into some nearby high weeds.
I have fired from that very bench where McCalla was murdered, and it really didn't hit home until I saw those photos. Just gives me a strange feeling knowing a man lost his life at that very spot. McCalla was alone at that time, and when I go to the range, I never go alone, keep a pistol on me at all times and have an open eye out for those who may be around.
I hope I haven't rambled on too much, but those photos have really bugged me since I saw them. I do not need counciling or anything like that, but your thoughts here at D.C. would be most welcome.