I Finally have the words

Hand gun StatsI know it has been awhile since I have posted to my blog and my New Year’s resolution is I will post once a week. I have a lot going on right now that I  want to share, but today I need to just say my piece.

It’s sad that a horrific tragedy in Newtown, CT is what inspired me to post again, and it took some time for me to be able to string together a proper sentence to describe how heartbroken and angry I am over this needless violent act. …Until now.

This shouldn’t be happening, period.

Guns DO and once again HAVE killed people. This time it was children… 5 to 10 year old children.

He went to THEIR school, similar to the one many of you send your kids to thinking they will be safe and happy and come home to tell you all about what they learned. 5 to 10 year old children won’t be coming home to their families because a mentally unstable man got his hands on a gun, not meant for hunting but meant for killing, decided today was the day they would all die.

How many more tragedies like this have to happen before WE as a society don’t just SAY its enough but DEMAND change?

Does the death toll have to climb to 100 before we look at better psychiatric treatment? Or maybe 40 innocent children must be mass murdered before people stop defending “their right” as a private citizen to own a hand gun or automatic weapon?

And then I hear people saying, “Well if the teachers were armed…” Yes, cause that’s exactly what this world needs…MORE people with guns shooting at each other around CHILDREN!

Am I naive enough to think that this can happen overnight or with a simple ban… No, I’m not. Continue reading