The Umpqua Shootings- the Victims and the Controversy

By Faye Higbee

In the wake of the Roseburg, Oregon shootings at Umpqua Community College, GoFundMe accounts have been set up for both Chris Mintz, the Army veteran who attempted to save lives, and the victims. The victims’ accounts are lagging far behind. No matter what the controversy over gun control may be, it’s the victims who need help.

The gun control controversy over the Umpqua Shootings

The shooter specifically targeted Christians- remember that he told them to stand up and say their religion just before shooting them. The shooter’s home had  7 weapons and the crime scene 6, all linked to the shooter. This is a tragedy for all concerned- but the only thing any of us can do is help the victims.

“…Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West…

I would encourage my fellow Christians who are serious about their faith to think about getting a handgun carry permit. I have always believed that it is better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it. Our enemies are armed. We must do likewise.” Tennessee Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey

Tennessee Democratic Rep. John Ray Clemmons that the Lt. Governor’s remarks were “absent of logic,” but then that’s the thought of a liberal. Clemmons’ thoughts are “absent of logic.”

The Victims

The shooting victims ranged in ages from 18-67. Their names…Lucero Alcaraz, 19, Quinn Glen Cooper, 18, Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, 59, Lucas Eibel,18, Jason Dale Johnson, 33, Lawrence Levine, 67, Sarena Dawn Moore, 44, Treven Taylor Anspach, 20, and Rebecka Ann Carnes, 18.

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The GoFundMe page reads: (spelling corrected)

This account is for the financial relief of the families and victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg OR. We are hoping to raise as much as possible to help families of the affected pay for any medical, funeral, or counseling needs.  Please assist us in helping this community heal. No amount is too small!
We will be working with United Way of Douglas County to properly disburse the funds raised to the families and recovering victims
This is a legitimate account
for reassurance look me up at 
DallasHeard@Facebook or StateRepresentativeDallasHeard@Facebook

 

Help us get the word out. Share the account with others- pray for the families of the deceased victims, and pray for those who are still in recovery. But above all, contribute to this fund. It is run by Oregon State Representative Dallas Heard, so it is not a fake account.

The GoFundMe account for Army Hero Chris Mintz is at nearly $500,000. Let’s get this account up there as well – there are people in need.