Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sadness in the aftermath

   It's unbearably devastating and terrifying of what occurred yesterday in Newtown, Connecticut. How could this happen? How does this happen? Why does this happen? The innocence and beautiful life these young children had to look forward to was abruptly taken away from them, their families and their community. It is unacceptable and breaks my heart that these poor children, who just went to school, are gone. Just went to learn. These adults, teachers, who were trying to educate, motivate and help grow these young children, their lives were taken away. Its unacceptable that anyone can buy a gun, weapon, craft a bomb and for whatever reason, go and take an innocent life away. That's not right. Restrictions need to be tightened. Laws need to be added. Our intolerable gun culture is out of control and needs to be rectified. This is not the right time to discuss this, but at the same time, when is the right time. This is too much. What is going on in this country when children can't even be safe at elementary school.
     While I was attending college, my friends and I would occasionally have conversations about how easy it would be for someone to walk on campus and place a bomb or that a mass shooting could happen. It's terrifying. When you think of it out loud it is shocking to think of how easy that could of happened. It's more shocking when it actually does happen and even more terrifying when it happens to little children. They are our future. It's painful. I'm heartbroken and saddened by these events. This is a dark day in our history and even worse for the families of the victims. Words cannot express how horrible this is. We have to stick together and help each other at all costs. We need to support and listen to each other and there is no excuse for not trying and being there. Take the time to look at your loved ones, your friends, and tell them you love them and how much they mean to you. My sympathy goes out to all the families of this horrific tragedy.

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