Stephen Paddock is another loser ousted from society because hatred is unacceptable. The highest count so far may earn him a seat next to Judas for betraying innocent blood.
Mr. Paddock died with the comfort of his guns as his only solace. But he could not destroy human kindness and keep others from saving lives. Heroes are not gun-wielding murderers. Instead they are kind, tender, champions who care for other people by putting their lives in jeopardy to save others.
Heroes do not fear the consequences but consider the value of lives and they turn the tide regardless of circumstances. They prevail when others fail, and that is what I will remember.
As for Mr. Paddock, I am not impressed with his death count but with his failure to succeed in achieving a legacy of the “American Dream,” symbolic of success and achievement. Being rich, playing addictive gambling games and murdering innocent people adds up to a deplorable, lonely person.
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The only thing he did wrong was murdering other people instead of just taking his own life.
Teresa Romero, Fresno