Another school shooting. This time an elementary school in Newtown CT. Details are still unconfirmed and sketchy as this literally happened just a few hours ago. I have heard anywhere from 14 up into the mid-20′s killed. The shooter is reported dead, as well. The age of the deceased is unknown, whether there are children or all adults. Quick update: Ed Schultz just said 18 children and 8 adults…. Over 100 rounds fired.
How many more innocent people have to die before something is done about our gun laws? I do not have any answers as what should be done, but something! Obviously how our laws stand now, innocent people and children are being killed. To do nothing is to condone these murders.
Although I have never been as radical as NRA supporters, I have always believed in the right to carry arms. I’m not saying we need to do away with all firearms – although I’m moving that direction – but it is now proving to be out of control. Guns are so easy to obtain, both legally and illegally. Plus there is no need for automatic or even semi-automatic weapons for the general public. These were created purely for the purpose of killing. Actually, as an afterthought, the NRA can kiss my ass. This needs to stop!!! I have had enough, and I’m sure most other people have, too. Thank goodness I don’t have children, but if I did, I would probably pull them out of school and start home schooling.
Also, please… don’t give me that “our forefathers fought for our right to bear arms.” Yes, they did. But 200+ years ago, I am confident they did not have any visions of assault rifles and mass school shootings, etc. If they could see this now, I’m sure they would be right there in DC changing our gun laws immediately.
Why schools?? Why the children?? Yes, I’m posting this out of anger and frustration, but feel the need to do so. I’m sure I will follow up later after I have found out the details.