We've been inundated with the arguments for and against guns. It's the wrong argument. How do we protect our most precious and vulnerable population against unthinkable violence?
I have a message for Gun Ban advocates and Guns rights supporters... Shut Up. Just shut up. Seriously...enough! Stop yelling at each other. Stop posting memes on Facebook. It's not that your opinions are irrelevant, they aren't, but think about it for a moment...you are part of the huge, knee-jerk movement that has taken attention away from any real lessons that might be taken from the horrible tragedy in Connecticut. Just stop, for a moment, set your own agenda aside, and hear me out for a minute. Please. There is no simple solution here...more guns is not the answer. Less guns, also not the answer. No amount of weapon legislation would have an impact on Adam Lanza. If he didn't have an AR-15? He still had two pistols. Every teacher in …
27 people, 18 of them children, are reported dead in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to Newtown Patch. What will you say to your children?
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Parents' hearts are in their throats in Gwinnett County and across the country as news spreads of an elementary school shooting in Connecticut that reportedly took the lives of 18 children and nine adults. Newtown Patch in Connecticut is posting live updates about the shooting, which was reportedly carried out by a single adult who is now dead. The incident will raise questions about how future such massacres can be prevented. It will also require parents everywhere to figure out how to discuss the violence with their children, many of whom will be returning to their schools next week. Parenting.com offers advice for discussing tragic incidents with children. Among the suggestions: The New York Times parenting blog offers a dialogue and …