Disneyland cast members among Las Vegas victims

October 2, 2017, 8:53 PM · A Disneyland Resort cast member was killed and another Disney cast member seriously injured in the sniper attack in Las Vegas last night.

Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the news in a statement released today.

Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the tragic events in Las Vegas – the victims of violence, the witnesses, and the friends and families mourning loved ones. We are especially heartbroken over the loss of one of our own to this unconscionable and senseless act. Carrie Barnette had been a member of the Disney California Adventure culinary team for ten years and was beloved by her friends and colleagues. Our thoughts are with her family, along with our support, during this incredibly difficult time. Another valued Disney cast member, Jessica Milam, was also seriously injured and we are praying for her recovery.

The attack on a country music festival Sunday night has left more than 50 people dead and more than 500 injured, according to police reports. The shooting replaces last year's attack on The Pulse nightclub in Orlando as the deadliest mass shooting in recent American history. Theme park fans might remember that Universal Orlando team members were killed in that attack.

We join all theme park fans in sending our gratitude to everyone in the Las Vegas community who has turned out to donate blood and provide comfort and any form of physical, medical, financial or emotional support to those affected by this attack. Thank you. You are the people who deserve the spotlight in the news today, and not the person who committed this act of terror.

Robert's RobertNiles.com column this week:

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October 3, 2017 at 4:23 AM · "You are the people who deserve the spotlight in the news today, and not the person who committed this act of terror." That's absolutely right. Unfortunately though, just like all terrorist acts, the media seem obsessed with finding out and shoving every little detail about them and their lives, down our throats. Honestly, I don't care who these evil scum are, where they grew up, what they were like as a child, how their friends/family/co-workers/neighbours say that "he was a nice guy and we never thought he could do something like this". I don't want to see photos of them smiling at a party. I don't care about their life. Tell us about the innocent victims. Tell us about the heroes who went to help. Those are people who I care about. The ones who actually matter!
October 3, 2017 at 6:23 AM · I have a feeling Disney’s going to ban evening parties at their parks following the shooting, and ban certain people (other than terrorists) from attending the parks.
And that would cause a large decrease in attendance into the parks.
But we should stay strong and safe and not let fear get a hold of of our lives, and terror is about creating fear.
These are rare incidents and banning parties would not make much difference in safety.
It was an awful day that day when the shooting happened, and we should remember to let peace win and let fear and terror lose.
October 3, 2017 at 8:09 AM · After Sandy Hook elementary school massacre happened, I wrote to every Senator.. I demanded something be done. And yet only 4 responded. Two from my home state, along with Rand Paul and John McCain… And as you know, Nothing changed…

Sandy Hook bothered me so much, I had to take a pill after a few days just to get one night sleep. This butt-hole killed innocent defenseless children. To this day I am still haunted by the actions of that madman.

Now this massacre in Vegas… Again I believe nothing will happen with our elected officials.

But I now have a plan or at least a direction we need to go in as a country loaded with too many weapons.

We need to get the monies from guns out of Washington… Let me explain. First no more lobbyist from gun companies – period… Next, no longer allow gun companies to contribute to campaigns for office.

This will make a huge difference in the way we can actually start to make a difference.

As I have said many times – we do not need multi-fasted, duel action, semi-automatic guns that can shoot 30 round clips in 10 seconds for ‘Deer hunting’..

I am also a Veteran of 6 years, I see weapons that were made for One thing, Military war and these are now in the hands of civilians. Many who cannot be trusted…

This is not what our forefathers wanted regarding the 2nd amendment…

October 3, 2017 at 2:16 PM · Robert, 80sMan, I couldn't agree more. But Brian, you hit the nail on the head. This conversation needs to continue and we all need to take action. This has got to stop.
October 4, 2017 at 6:25 AM · Thanks Steve, Damn country is so scared of saying - no more....

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