Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wisconsin Spa Shooting

        Three people were killed  and four others were injured when suspect, Radcliffe Haughton, allegedly began shooting inside a spa in Wisconsin. The suspect was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to the BBC news article, Haughton was going through a divorce and the event may have stemmed from a domestic dispute. Haughton's wife worked at the Azana Spa. The surrounding area and stores near the spa were locked down for safety reasons as the police searched for the suspect.

         In the article there is a picture of the suspect, Haughton, who I find to be frightening with his piercing eyes.  The article first shows a picture of the spa and then lower in the story is the picture of the suspect. I would have put the suspect's picture higher up in the story because it is more eye catching and intriguing.
          The article did comment on how this is the second mass shooting in the state of Wisconsin this year. The idea of a mass shooting is all to familiar to those in the U.S. during these recent months. This article not only has an emotional appeal, but also raises a bigger question about the current debate over harsher gun control policies. There was even a question during the second presidential debate about gun control policies that stemmed from the Aurora shooting incident. The article said that President Obama released a statement about how saddened he was from the news about the recent shooting in Wisconsin. 

Your two cents:

Do you think that we need stricter gun control laws?

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