I write this as I sit here next to my son. He’s playing xbox and smiling like crazy. Not a care in the world. And that’s the way it should be. I understand that this is not the typical forum for something like this, but I do have an audience and I’d like to say a few things about the incidents of yesterday.
First and foremost, I’d like to reach out and offer my condolences to, of course the parents of the children that were taken at such a young age yesterday, but also the friends and families of the elementary school staff members that lost their lives yesterday as well.
Horrific occurrences like this have become all too frequent. The shootings in the Oregon mall last week and the movie theater attack over the summer. I remember a motion to make things change after Columbine. I was in ninth grade when that incident occurred. I remember there being talks of more gun control and the like; what we have to do as a people to make things better. But nothing changed.
Here we are thirteen years later and we are still looking for a solution. All of the bi-partisan bickering and fighting over whose side is right has gotten us absolutely nowhere. I am not going to proclaim either way what should be done or even take a stance. I am simply making a plea that something changes. Or else, we will have to keep watching news stories like this unfold in small towns across America just like your own. They never imagined it happening to them either. Until it did.
I think that now is not the time to immediately start arguing about gun laws and allegiance to either political agenda. I have to admit that even I let my emotions get the better of me this morning. But it solves nothing. I wish there were a solution that I could post on here, but there isn’t. All I know is that if we keep fighting about it and neither side bends or tries to compromise, then we’ll be in this position all over again. What’s the definition of insanity?
Until something is done, and I’m hoping it is soon, let’s just take a day to mourn for those people in Newtown, CT. Just a day. Maybe two. Before we make this tragedy into a political vehicle.
My thought are with everybody effected by yesterday’s events.