(Dear Moderators - Out of empathy for the most recent tragedy in Aurora, Colororado, Captain Mas has allowed this post to be posted on his forum. Russ P. - also empathetically - asked me to post this here. - Respectfully, Lakota) 1st Anniversary of Norwegian massacre. The latest atrocity of the Aurora, Colrorado massacre, is presently followed by the first anniversary of the abominable violence in Norway: (CNN) -- A year after Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people in a bomb and gun rampage in Norway, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg urged Norwegians to "honor the dead by celebrating life." Breivik, a self-declared ultranationalist who raged against Muslim immigration and multiculturalism, failed to achieve his goals, Stoltenberg said Sunday. "The bombs and bullets were intended to change Norway. The Norwegian people responded by reasserting our values," Stoltenberg said. "The perpetrator failed to achieve what he set out to do. The people triumphed." He called on people to remember their murdered loved ones with joy. Norway massacre, mourners pay respect "No one can take the warm memories away from you. A father's reassuring hand. The sounds from a child's playroom. The memories of goodness and joy cannot be erased," he said. shooting survivor attends trial Mass murder suspect defends actions Alleged mass killer shows no remorse Breivik claims killing was 'necessary' And he asked Norwegians to respond to the horror by reaching out to people who may be suffering and in need of help. "We will not forget you when the long days of summer give way to autumn darkness," he said at a ceremony marking the anniversary. "Reach out. Show that you care. A chat about everyday things could help someone regain their will to live." Norwegians observed a minute of silence to mark the worst atrocity on Norwegian soil since World War II, as Americans reeled from an enormous mass shooting two days earlier. Read: Full text of Prime Minister's speech James E. Holmes, 24, is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 in the suburban Denver community of Aurora during a midnight screening of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" on Friday. In Norway, Breivik is on trial on charges of voluntary homicide and committing acts of terror in the July 22, 2011 attacks. He admits bombing a government building in Oslo before heading to an island summer camp, where he opened fire as terrified youth jumped into water to escape the hail of bullets. The twin attacks killed 77 people, including 69 at the Labour Party summer camp. Many of the victims there were teenagers. The court must determine whether Breivik was sane at the time of the killings. Mental health experts have given conflicting opinions. Breivik gave chilling details of the gun rampage during his trial this year. Without apparent emotion, he recounted firing more bullets into teenagers who were injured and couldn't escape, killing those who tried to "play dead" and driving others into the sea to drown. Some survivors and relatives of victims in the courtroom wept as they listened to his detailed account of the attack on the youth camp on Utoya Island. Breivik told the court he had made use of lessons learned from al Qaeda in planning his attacks, and was inspired by the Oklahoma City and World Trade Center bombings. He boasts of being an ultranationalist who killed his victims to fight multiculturalism in Norway, and says he acted out of "necessity." Experts' assessment of Breivik's sanity will be a factor in determining what punishment he receives if convicted. Sentencing options could include imprisonment or confining him to a mental facility. His verdict is expected August 24. Numerous events are scheduled nationwide Sunday to mark the first anniversary of the killings, including religious services and wreath-laying ceremonies to pay tribute to victims of the attacks. What will happen to Norway's mass killer Breivik? Norway's Breivik gives chilling account of gun massacre Norway mass-shooting trial reopens debate on violent video games. ___________________________________________ Due to this anniversary, in the immediate wake of the Aurora, Colorado debacle, it's fairly predictable that the anti gun lobby sees 'opportunity' and 'fuel' for 'their cause' here; whereas, the other side of that coin is: the more CCW's there are, the less numerous and less extreme, such atrocities will occur. Any consideration of disarming the law abiding American and world population en toto, will only provide multi-billionare drug and weapons dealers all over the world, to hire - pay extravagently - rogue machinists, tool & die-makers and gunsmiths to arm the global criminal elements exclusively: leaving no defense(s) for vast majority of disarmed, law abiding citizens everywhere - this consideration fairly parallels the by gone 'prohibition' of ubiquitous alcohol; that is, it will only criminalize everyone who wishes, in this case, to acquire the means to simply defend themselves and others, who endemically do not and will not comply with whatever laws may disarm the vast majority population of citizens. This 'gridlock' has been and will predictably continue to be a grievously paramount social dilemma, approximately parallel to the issue of 'abortion', which, considered on a global basis, burdens moralists and lawmakers with the dichotomy of - with a minority of exceptions - requiring all pregnancies to go full term, or, legal abortion. On a world wide-basis, when this issue falls on the side of illegalizing abortion, it condemns a minimum of 35,000 children daily, to the age of five, to perish of malnutrition. For the incumbent dilemma of these reasons, there is not, neither will there ever be, any easy 'resolution' to the cited brachiation. ('Damned if you don't, damned if you do'.) Another cogent parallel is that of 'slavery', which contradicts Thomas Jefferson's authorship (with many other contributors) of the American Constitution, that '...all men are created equal'. This enigma was cast aside by the 'government lawmakers' - destined to burden posterity - for nearly one hundred years, before it finally - and inevitably - confronted 'We the people', and 'lawmakers', with a terrifically abrasive emotional and economic issue, resulting in the tumultuously moral and legal culmination of the ineffably terrible Civil War. I, personally hope with all sincereity, that no 'ratification' of the Constitution, depriving - or generating serious obstacles to -the Constitutional right of law abiding citizens keep and bear their very treasured and emphatically pragmatic property. The suspensory 'alternative' being nothing less than yet another Civil War; wherein, due to the quasi-predictable restraint from ordering (domestic) paramilitary police and military institutions to turn against their own people (a very questionable and grotesque scenario in itself: ordering U.S. citizens of police & military status, mobilise and act against their oath; alternatively inviting foreign, UN troops to, in effect, invade America: such scenario sorely challenges the American National Guard, and active military troops to oppose such invasion), in order to act out contemptuous orders to activate the Constitutional Duty of all citizens of the United States of America, to protect the constitution from all her enemies, be they foreign or domestic, whomsoever. IMHO, the employment of any so called 'doctorine' or 'ratification' to allow the above described enigma - or any like it - to unfold on the side of domestic hegemony, would, and will, constitute a declaration of war against 'We the people... ' instilling a subsequent collapse of American society as we (partially) know it. I am very respectfully and sincerely, - Lakota (An American born 'half breed' Mongolian-Scot, with no offense implied or taken.) Wanna kill these ads? We can help!