Hope my long friends will indulge me if I say that I absolutely horrified and heartsick for the families who have children at this school. It puts my small daily worries about AMRN in great perspective. Hope that no one on the board has family that is affected by this monstrous act.
If this trajedy does not wake up this country to more stringent gun control laws then nothing will. If our Second Amendment is the right to bear arms, what about the rights of a child to grow up?
Yes, the new Yahoo sucks--no way to reply to you're message directly. Thanks for your thoughts. I agree, the post you responded to was out of line; I think were oh the same page, recognizing we need to change course. Some of that may include reasonable changes to address Yuri many guns getting in the wrong hands, better dealing with mental health issues, and an openness to discussion of thoughts across the spectrum about how as a society we can better protect our children, especially, from this senselessness.
I really appreciate your positive response to my post.
Zoo: Your post was the first I'd heard of the tragedy. If you follow the replies you can see the effect the news had on me. The AMRN status I was following was completely inconsequential and still is. Your posts are always of interest to me, but this one, although "OTS", was real "news". Thank you.
I don't pretend to have all the answers....but we all know...some how....some way....SOMETHING HAS GOT TO BE DONE! I firmly believe in the 2nd Amendment....but...some controls hasgot to be implemented. The average person don't need a rifle that will fires 30-100 rounds a minute! Stiffer gun penalties and better background checks would be a decent starter!
We have grieved the bombing of the Murrah Building in OK together as one people, one nation. We have grieved together, remembering the 3,000 countrymen and countrywomen lost to us all on Sept. 11th. When we are at our best we as a nation pause to acknowledge/grieve the loss of armed forces personnel who were deployed and died in service to our nation.... The children lost today in CT were, whether we know them or their families or not, they were lost to us all. How grievous this loss.
There'll be weeks worth of opportunity to debate the availability of weapons in the U.S., and weeks worth of opportunity to point fingers. Perhaps this afternoon we might simply sit and contemplate the enormity of yet another tragedy that has enveloped us all. How grievous this loss, oh my.....
My wife is an assistant priciple at an elementary school and the reality of this event is hitting schools very hard nationwide. The prevalence of firearms and also extremely violent video games are factors in incidents like this. Note that I am a CHL holder and strongly believe in the 2nd Amendment rights, and fully believe criminals will always have access to illegal firearms, but we do need a more strigent system to evaluate who can legally own a firearm and what kind a firearms are really necessary for the average citizen to possess in order to protect themselves.
Agreed. But how about cracking down on cell phone use. More people (in the USA) are killed in car accidents involving cell phone use every day than are killed by guns. As Kole might say "factoid". Man, never thought I'd quote that AH! 8)
Sentiment: Strong Buy