Why isn’t this stopping? #TodayIStheDay #PrayForNewtown #CTShooting

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newtown-school-shootingThis morning I watched online as reports started flooding in about gunman entering an elementary school in Connecticut. As it stands 27 people are presumed dead. 18 of which are children.
Why are we still selling guns to just anyone that comes in and waits the time period? Why are our children and loved ones paying the price for such disgusting behavior.

Why isn’t something being done to prevent this?

Innocent lives shouldn’t be taken. It’s just not fair. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those lost in the Nextown, CT Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre.

I’m moving to Iceland (the country with the lowest crime rate in the world).

Kiss your kids and hold them tighter.

UPDATE

The man who opened fire on the school was Adam Lanza. He is the son of one of the teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary her and her class were the primary targets.

Another update.
Press secretary, Jay Carney, speaking for President Barak Obama, said that today is not the day to talk about gun control. “There is, I am sure, will be, rather, a day for discussion of the usual Washington policy debates, but I do not think today is that day.”

I think TODAY is the perfect time to talk about it. Actually Yesterday would have been better. In fact if we start nailing down dates how about these ones for you.
Portland, Ore.: A masked gunman opens fire in a crowded mall on Tuesday, killing two and seriously injuring a third before turning the gun on himself. Cops say killer’s assault weapon jammed, preventing further carnage.
Oak Creek, Wis.: A white supremacist shoots six people and a responding policeman at a Sikh temple before shooting himself in the head in August 2012.
Aurora, Colo.: Lone gunman kills 12 and injures 58 at a July 2012 screening of “The Dark Knight.”
Oakland, Calif.: A former student at a Christian college fatally shoots seven people and injures three in April 2012.
Copley Township, Ohio: A man in a family dispute uses his handgun to shoot and kill his girlfriend and six others in August 2011.
Geneva, Ala.: Eleven victims, ages 18 months to 74 years old, are killed by a lone gunman in a violent family feud in March 2009.
Omaha, Neb.: A 19-year-old man shoots nine people at a department store in December 2007 before cops kill him.
Blacksburg, Va.: A student at Virginia Tech kills 32 classmates and wounds 25 before committing suicide in April 2007.
Red Lake, Minn.: A 16-year-old boy kills 11 people, including his grandfather and his grandfather’s girlfriend, in a shooting spree in March 2005.
Columbus, Ohio: A deranged fan shoots a Pantera guitarist at a concert as he performs onstage, then fires at fans, killing four people in December 2004.
Wash., D.C.: Two deranged snipers go on a spree, killing 10 people around D.C. and Virginia in Oct. 2002.
Columbine, Colo.: Two senior students invade their school in April 1999, killing 12 students and one teacher and injuring 21, before committing suicide.
Killeen, Texas: An unemployed man drives a truck through a packed cafeteria and fatally shoots 23 people and injures 20 before killing himself in October 1999.
Jacksonville, Fla.: A man angry over a repossessed car storms into the agency in June 1990 and over two days shoots 11 of its 86 employees before killing himself.

*Source NY Daily News

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8 COMMENTS

  1. I really couldn’t agree with you more. I am firmly of the “we need better gun control laws” camp. Regardless of all the “big” tragedies (malls, movie theaters, schools) there are still too many children being killed in the home accidentally by guns not properly stored. There need to be changes made.

  2. I spent time on Saturday morning looking up how to move to a different country. 🙁 I am REALLY FRIGHTENED by the violence in our culture and the reaction I’ve seen so many have to this school shooting honestly makes me want to quit the internet. Ugh. We also need to examine how we treat mental illness in this country and maybe revisit the idea of institutions–not ones like they had in the 50s, but ones utilizing what we know now about mental illness to create safe, supportive environments for people who have nowhere else to go. (But of course, that would require raising taxes and you KNOW people would not have that.)

  3. My mother in law worked at this school many years ago. My husband remembers walking the halls. This was such a terrible, preventable tragedy.

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