I know this is going to piss a good number of readers and I want to say in advance that it is not my intention to do so on purpose.
In light of the horrific tragedy that has not only been cast to the many good people of Newtown, Connecticut but across the globe, we parents are reminded of the nightmare of losing a child. I know I can speak for us all in saying that our weary hearts weigh heavy upon our saddened souls for those who have lost loved ones in today's tragedy.
The last thing I want to do is use this event as a reason to pull out my political "soap box" but I am having a really hard time to get myself to believe that our nation is not in need of tighter gun control measures. As much as I try to be objective about the whole Second Amendment and the "Right to keep and bear arms," seeing parents being told that their child had been shot and killed is something that I am willing to bet the ranch that is not what our Founding Fathers had in their minds when they debated the right to bear arms. I don't care what side you stand on this debate, this IS not meant to happen and this CAN NOT happen again!
Let's put aside our pride, our beliefs, our wants, and let's consider the facts. Twenty-eight people were killed by a man yielding two guns. 20 of the poor souls were CHILDREN who were killed while in SCHOOL!!
It's not about US, it's about our future. Take yourself out of this debate and look forward and most importantly let us be blessed enough to use our common sense to see that there is a very ugly pattern developing and the number of guns out there is not helping.
I understand that "Guns don't kill people..People kill people." And as my nephew had told me that pointing the finger at the gun is "like pointing the finger at a pencil for a misspelled word." A valid point which I shall respect, however, if this deranged man didn't have such easy access to these guns it was one less option on how he could unleash his rage.
I just see no other viable option than to restrict the availability of such deadly devices.
May God hold those he has called home in his warmth and bless upon those who have suffered a loss, a Christmas gift of understanding, comfort, and unyielding and everlasting compassion.
Mary, Mother of God, Pray for Us because we sure can all use it!