Re: Shooting in Newtown, Conneticut Elementary School
How many times does this need to happen and nothing come of it?
Avoid the issue as much as possible, mouth platitudes, promise to pass only the most popular of measures, like the assault-weapons ban. And then nothing to follow through.
Nothing shakes the shit out of us as the randomness of violence, particularly killings. It is because it is the only time you have to consider the REAL possibility that it could have been you or your loved ones.
You can look at the disadvantaged - poor, handicapped, minorities, what have you - and make yourself feel disconnected because it is possible to visualize not being "them"; we do it all the time in daily life.
Not with random violence. My kids could just as easily been in that elementary school in Connecticut and amongst the dead.
That scares the daylights out of me.
PS- The White House press secy Carney says today is not the day to talk about gun control. If both the Democrats and the Republicans had their way, we’d never talk about it again.
I'd love to dicuss gun control but will resist the temptation.
Last edited by aydee; 12-20-2012 at 06:47 PM.