Friday, December 21, 2012

Angels From Newtown, CT

As a self proclaimed news reporter of our area my comments about an event that happens locally or nationally are usually posted right away. However, last Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT had me thinking twice about this blog post. As a former substitute teacher and a mother of an 8 year old this was something that I could not expect to happen. Honestly, who goes into a school to hurt unarmed teachers and children? This question still lingers and it will be one that we may never have the answers to.

According to the Associated Press there is a rush to make changes in the way guns are brought, sold and distrubite in the U.S.  
"The White House see some urgency in formulating a policy response to the shooting...The incident has prompted several congressional gun rights supporters to consider new legislation to control firearams, and there is some fear that their willingness to engage could fade as the shock and sorrow over the Newtown shooting eases." Associated Press-U.S. Governments responds to shootings
The article goes on to say that there is no specific on how to control the gun laws but a change should be made. In response to the White House the National Rifle Association has responded sending out this press release.
“The National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters –- and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown. Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting.The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.The NRA is planning to hold a major news conference in the Washington, DC area on Friday, December 21."  Huffington Post Article-NRA Responds
In my opinion we as a nation need to start teaching our children how to cope in this cruel world. The world is an evil place and we need to teach our children how to be safe. I don’t think tougher gun laws will help us with this problem. Criminals don’t follow the rules. Tougher gun laws would just create more criminal out of law abiding citizen. It is foolish of us as Americans to think a change in the law would help protect more people and this would not happen again. Unfortunately this will happen again because this is a fallen and cruel world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree. There is no way that a new law, or series of laws will suddenly make us safer from criminals. What a cruel world we are in!