The Sandy Hook tragedy was three weeks ago. Twenty six people lost their lives that day, but fortunately that is not the norm. So what do you think about clothing our children for war? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
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Yesterday was one week since the tragedy at Sandy Hook. The nation observed a moment of silence Friday morning and about 90 minutes later The NRA made their long awaited statement. Wayne LaPierre said the “only way to stop a bad man with a gun is a good man with a gun.” He made no excuses or concessions. His tone was defiant and he took no questions. He blamed everything including violent video games, movies and our culture, but he did not blame guns, and that’s the real tragedy. No one is advocating eliminating guns, but some guns should not be in your home unless you are an inhabitant of a war zone. Last week when the evil killer took his mom’s assault rifle and mowed down 20 innocent children and 6 heroic adults he turned that school into a war zone and there has to be an answer for this, and I might know the answer, but I do know more guns is not the answer.
Since this past Friday there has been non stop coverage of the tragedy that took place in Newtown, Connecticut. We saw one deranged young man kill 26 people. Twenty small children lost their lives that day and their families are left to cope with an unspeakable lost, but once their children are buried and the tears have ceased their flow what will we do? Over the past few days we have heard gun owners and gun lovers defend their right to bear arms, but they have stopped short of defending the right to bear an assault weapon. The weapon the killer used is the kind of gun that should only be used in a war zone, and an elementary school is not a war zone, but in an inexplicable act of evil the killer turned it into one. There has been a reluctance to criticize the mother of the killer. Yesterday I heard a pundit say he did not want to speak ill of the dead. In theory I understand this sentiment, but we have to ask why would a mother who is aware of her son’s mental issues have these types of guns in her home? Do you blame her? No, but you do have questions and unfortunately no one can answer them. Yesterday the first two children were buried and we weep with the family, but our tears are small comfort. We have to act and at least now we are starting to have a real conversation on gun laws and mental health issues. Do we have the courage to really pass any comprehensive gun legislation? Sadly, we have to ask does it take an unspeakable act like this to start a conversation that we should have had to avoid something like this.