Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary shakes the nation

Like so many Americans I went to sleep last night with a broken heart and today I woke up still crying for all the innocent lives lost yesterday. On Monday there will be 20 empty seats in the classrooms and 8 school administrators are also counted among the lost. As a parent you think about your own children and how you put them on the school bus with an expectation that they would return unharmed. So we are left with the question how do you prepare for evil? Sure we are now being told that the shooter had a history of mental illness, but he might have been but he access to a killing machine and he methodically stole the lives of children and changed the lives of everyone connected to this tragedy. Is gun control the answer? In this case his mother bought the guns legally. The irony is she bought the gun that was used to kill her by her own son. This is the kind of story that affects everyone. It hurts. The children that died yesterday were still young enough to believe in Santa Claus and there parents probably had the toys on their wish list hidden throughout their homes, in anticipation of the holidays, but sadly this Christmas will be so very different. We are left to ask what can we do? Today we can keep the families of the victims in our prayers and we must do something to stop this kind of thing from happening again, and that means gun control.

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  • Dave Harding  On December 15, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Words can not express the hurt I feel let alone the hurt from every one who have connections to the lost children. Such a waste of young enthusiastic and innocent life! I am so sorry to every parent and loved one who have had there world shattered. Justice will never be enough to console the tragedy but let’s try to rejoice in the very special moments that in there short lives all of the children have bought upon every one involved. God bless you all and may peace be with you

  • rs  On December 16, 2012 at 7:34 am

    We are a nation against God. Sadly it our beautiful children who suffer, be it in the womb or by a madman who feels he has something to proove. Please let us come together in the face of tragedy. Life is to short and to precious for so much hatred.

  • elogam  On December 17, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Yes EM this is a tragedy. We all are shaking our heads and wondering why, and wondering how. You say that “Gun Control” will stop this from happening again. That’s a very broad statement. Please define “Gun Control”, and exactly how it would have prevented this from happening.

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