In the day since, the devastation has turned to anger. Outrage that there are reports that the person who committed this atrocity apparently had issues long before he committed this crime. How do we as parents, as human beings and as a society continue to see and know these things and do absolutely nothing, nothing about it?
What happened to "It takes a village"? , What happened to "I am my brother's keeper"? How dare we not unequivocally do something? put some kind of "law" in place not 6 months from now, not a year from now but right now that absolutely forbids people to own firearms without a thorough background check and psychological evaluation. It seems that innocence can now only be found in a painting. I have to ask why would you want or need to purchase a gun unless you at some point intended on using it?
There are clearly too many people who are walking, talking time bombs and there is a mental health issue that needs to be addressed before someone is allowed to write their address on an application to purchase a weapon.
Devon Corneal of the Huffington Post writes...
The 'Right to Bear Arms' Is Not More Important Than a Child's Right to Grow Up
I know there will be talk of solutions, amendments, ratifications and the like for a while and then once again there will be silence but I believe too many of these incidents have made that silence deafening.
I am afraid that with every tragedy I and the world experience, my heart breaks just a little bit more and soon there will nothing left.