TUFF is TOUGH and The Killing Spree was SNUFFED

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on August 21, 2013 at 1:24 pm

This is what TOUGH looks like:


Yesterday when Antoinette Tuff arrived for work at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, she never imagined she may have to live out her surname sake, regardless of the spelling variation. Antoinette is the schools bookkeeper, but balancing books isn’t her only talent. While the gunman, Michael Brandon Hill might have surely been having a bad day, having showed up to the elementary school with arsenal and clips, Antoinette was able to talk to him, relate and get him to put down his weapon and empty his pockets and backpack of bullets before yielding him to the authorities.

Over 800 grade school student lives were spared in the ledger of accounts. Antoinette is a hero today because Decatur, Ga is not being compared to the ‘shootings in Newtown, CT.’

TUFF recalls yesterdays aspect and how she utilized her namesake to get TOUGH:

He told me he was sorry for what he was doing.  He was willing to die,” Tuff told ABC.

Speaking Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Tuff said the suspect told her he hadn’t taken his medication.

She told him her life story, about how her marriage fell apart after 33 years and the “roller coaster” of opening her own business. “I told him, `OK, we all have situations in our lives,” she said. “It was going to be OK. If I could recover, he could, too.”

Then Tuff said she asked the suspect to put his weapons down, empty his pockets and backpack on the floor. “I told the police he was giving himself up. I just talked him through it,” she said.

She told WSB-TV in Atlanta that she tried to keep Hill talking to prevent him from walking into the hallway or through the school building.

“He had a look on him that he was willing to kill – matter of fact he said it. He said that he didn’t have any reason to live and that he knew he was going to die today,” Tuff said, adding that Hill told her he was sure he’d be killed because he’d shot at police officers. “I knew that if he got out that door he was gonna kill everybody,” she said.

[Reference Source: Good Morning America]
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So people are really the problem! As we can see, GUNS alone – do not kill.
But if put in the hands of the mentally unstable a situation can become quite ill.

Just the other day in Oklahoma, a visiting collegiate baseball player was gun down,
by 3 teen kids (2 black and 1 white) who were bored when driving through town.

Guns on-the-ground in the USA are now up for debate by our Australian neighbors.
They feel like our lack of background checks convey serious gun laws up as vapors.

Boycott USA because of slack NRA

Australian PM: I understand your neighborly view;
The NRA’s gun-hold, may not be comforting to you.

The NRA wont insist on background checks, because… what if the background checks fail?
Then the NRA will be full of live bodies, but will be in the red on gun sales.

The President nor the Senate have been able to calm the NRA’s rough…
perhaps it is time to consider a meet with Ms. Antoinette Tuff?

When the going get’s tough — we need to bring in a calm head,
I’m Qui
Preferring to save lives and and let the NRA sales fall in the red.

  1. Way to go Antoinette Tuff! Live your namesake. 😉

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