Saturday, December 15, 2012

Kiss The Kids Today, Tomorrow Is Not Promised

On Friday December 14, Adam Lanza forced his way into an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut and opened fire with an assault weapon, killing 26 people, 18 of whom were children under the age of 12. Only one shooting victim survived, with a gunshot wound in her foot. Lanza, started his killing spree at his home near the school, where he shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, in the face, the authorities said. Lanza, 20, then drove his mother’s car to Sandy Hook Elementary School. He was outfitted in combat gear and armed with semiautomatic pistols and a semiautomatic rifle, and then chose his victims with a brutal efficiency, according to law enforcement officials. As children hid in closets, barricaded themselves in bathrooms and huddled in classroom corners, Lanza shot child after child. A janitor ran through the halls alerting others to the shooting, and someone switched on the school intercom, providing more warning and perhaps saving lives, the authorities said. When the principal, and teacher's tried to intervene they too were shot dead. After his evil, murderous rampage this cowardly, bastard committed suicide rather that pay for his crime. The shooting lasting only minutes but it shattered an entire community. Upon further investigation authorities discovered that the fire arms were legally purchased by Lanza's mother.
These innocent children will never see another Christmas morning or another new year. Mere hours before Lanza decided that he was too weak to deal with life, or too weak to battle whatever demonic spirit that possessed him, these young children had their entire lives ahead of them. My only comfort is the fact that he has found his place in hell. My hope is that he feels the pain of each and every bullet multiplied by 10.
I've been trying to avoid the news on the day's following, but one way or another the tragic details are repeated over and over again on every media outlet. The President shed sympathetic tears of sorrow as he made a statement on TV, and pledged to do something substantial to improve gun control. Unfortunately any legislation is too little, too late for any of the victims in Newtown, Connecticut. This is not the only tragedy in recent memory. It was less than a year ago when a crazed gunman, went on a rampage in a movie theater in Colorado murdering 12 innocent people, and there still hasn't been the slightest indication that there are any new law's proposed to stop gun violence. Perhaps the fact that small children died in this heartbreaking incident will persuade the gun lobbyist's to value humanity over profit, and lives over their second amendment defense. Maybe the tears shed by our President in realization that the victim's could very well have been his own children, will ignite a fire in him. With flames fanned both by a public out cry for stricter gun control law's and anguished parent's in Connecticut.


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