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.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre forces us to talk
By musesofamom, on December 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, CNN, Current Events, Democratic Party, Democrats, Fox News, gop, media, Morning Joe, MSNBC, nbc, News, politics, President Barack Obama, President Obama, Republicans, Sandy Hook, Sandy Hook elementary. 6 Comments
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