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SAYING IT BETTER
I've been too busy and too tired and now too sad to write. I just read this and it says everything I'm feeling about what happened in Connecticut a few days ago:

http://truefornow.livejournal.com/111441.html

As usual, someone else says it better. Thank goodness, there are others who can write & say what we are all feeling.

To be honest, I don't understand why anyone thinks it's a good idea to have mass availability to guns. There is nothing but heartbreak and despair down the barrel of a gun and anyone who thinks otherwise is insane on some level that I have, thankfully, no access to. No one really needs to hunt for food in this day and age so even those who hunt for fun don't have much of an argument to stand on; surely they can find other hobbies. That there are people who believe if everyone were armed, there would be fewer gun deaths is ludicrous. Do they even hear themselves? Do they hear what they are saying?

I know it's probably too late to put everything back in the box...too late for all of us and too late, especially, for all the victims of such senseless violence, but maybe it's not too late for the future. Why is this even a question?? If we can scale down a cold war between nations with nuclear disarmament, why can't we enforce gun control laws?
 sad
mood: sad
music: Hoobastank—Can You Save Me?


Comments

Too sad to even think.
And last week, here in Oregon there was a shooter in a mall! During Christmas shopping. A mall where my niece used to work.

Too sad to think...

I can't talk about it rationally, it's just much too close to home, in every way.

Well, if ever there were a time for you write an even slightly political post, this is it. Seeing the names and ages of the victims today broke my heart.

(Anonymous)

It's not too late for the US to pass legislation that at least requires background checks on gun buyers. It amazes me that the NRA (so small a group, so huge a lobbying force) has so much say in politics right now. President Obama's speech from last night made me cry, but his pledge to do whatever he could to prevent further shootings made me proud.

julia@kolo

(Anonymous)
From Megsie

I have been in a state of barely holding it together since last Friday. I have pictured this from so many perspectives, with my own kids, being a volunteer, but especially being a teacher. A first grade teacher. I just can't even go there without breaking down. So random, and so tragic. I am still in a state of disbelief.

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