Home » OPINION » Columns » MBJ Editorial
Making sense of it

MBJ Editorial

The tragic shooting at the Lockheed Martin plant in Lauderdale County July 8th, where six people died and nine more were critically injured, has led many of us to ask, “Why? Why did this happen?”

Senseless violence of the sort we have seen unfold in our communities — schools, workplaces and even roadways — in the past few years has affected a countless number of individuals and families and resulted in many of us feeling at risk and increasingly vulnerable in a world gone mad.

But, despite the loss and chaos, we must remember that this world has always been a dangerous place. Risks are inherent in life, and yet, they are worth taking.

Certainly, companies must take action to insure that facilities are secure and employees protected. Each of us must be vigilant about personal safety — wherever we are.

However, living in fear is not an option, and that is perhaps the most important lesson of all to take from events like last week’s shooting in Meridian.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Staff Writer

Leave a Reply