There have been suggestions media do a followup with the local mall in the wake of the shooting in Omaha.
As always, gotta be careful about work-related issues. And it is a good idea in some respects.
But really, what are malls going to do? Make us all walk through metal detectors? Shake us down as we enter stores?
There are common sense things which are worth reporting. Citizens should be alert (NOT paronoid) and should always be aware of their surroundings in a public place.
I gasped at the one media report about what to do if encountering such a situation: Remain Calm.
Remain calm? Sounds like good advice, I guess. But when you are in a mall and psycho is blasting away, do you really remain calm? It's completely inappropriate, but it recalls Kevin Bacon in Animal House when Faber is stampeding during the disasterous homecoming parade - "ALL IS WELL!!!!"
There have been some tremendous stories in the wake of the church shootings. Just one of them is here:
So it's come to this ... undercover security with firearms in our churches.
I am not being critical of it. And the woman likely saved many lives with her actions.
God help us all.