As the father of an eight-year old daughter, I am extremely disturbed by the events that unfolded this past Friday. As the father of a son that was stillborn over 16 years ago, I know the darkness, and sense of defeat,that batters and bruises ones psyche after the loss of a child. On Friday, we experienced once again, the savagery of yet another sociopath who should have been NOWHERE near a squirt gun, let alone weapons designed for nothing more than killing human beings in mass quantity.
As usual, the discussion of gun control TEMPORARILY dominates the national discussion because diametrically opposed viewpoints cannot agree on one painfully obvious fact=THERE NEEDS TOO BE ACTION INSTEAD OF EMPTY, LOOSE-LIPPED, PATHETIC DIALOGUE THAT GENERATES NO SOLUTION. How many more promising futures will be prematurely lost forever? How many times will our amber waves of grain be merged in an instant with the withered weeds of inner-city angst.?
Last Friday, in Newtown, Connecticut, the most innocent members of our great nation woke up, ate breakfast, and naively ventured out into the world. They weren’t arguing about the 2nd Amendment. They had no concerns about the lack of prayer in the schools. They were simply going to learn…in what should have been the safest of surroundings-THEIR CLASSROOM. America owes the memories of the recently fallen, as well as previous victims of other senseless massacres, not just attention, but the invention, and retention of effective policies that put an end to our long run as the most violent industrialized nation on the planet. IT’S TIME TO STOP THE BULLSHIT NOW!!!!!!
- Pro-gun senator says it’s time to talk gun regulations – USA TODAY (usatoday.com)
- Newtown school shooting: First 2 of 20 funerals today for massacre’s child victims – Chicago Tribune (chicagotribune.com)
- Fuck. Guns. (5cities6women.com)
- NRA Should Have Noses Rubbed In Mess On Floor Of Newtown Elementary School (dekerivers.wordpress.com)