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Monday, December 17, 2012


According to Mother Jones ( there have been in excess of 60 mass murders committed in the U.S. in the past 30 years and most of the killers got their guns legally. 

Today, I just want to say a few words about the tragedy in Connecticut . . . I can't look at the photos of the victims without choking up and shedding tears. It's just too much for anyone to handle, much less the families of those dear little ones. The children were so young, only on this earth for 6 or 7 years. Can you imagine? And the dear teachers who tried their best to protect them, losing their own 
lives too is unspeakable. It's just unimaginable.

How to prevent such massacres? Honestly, I don't believe we can do that. If an evil or deranged person wants to do it, he'll find a way. If he wants guns, he'll find a way to get them. The problem may be closer to home, just as in this case. But then, there was no one at home except the mother. And I don't know about you, but we mothers tend to be protective of our sons, we would never want to believe our son would be capable of doing something like this, no matter how strange we might think he is. It was said that she quit work to stay home to take care of him ... which makes me wonder what that was ... a young man his age. And then maybe when it must have become evident that something was really wrong with him and maybe she feared he might do something against mankind, it was too late. He killed her first.

Now, we can blame the assault rifle, and I don't see any reason any private citizen should have one of those, handguns yes, but not a gun that can shoot a gawd-awful number of bullets without reloading. I mean those are used in combat or by swat-teams or sad to say, gangster wars. A private citizen doesn't need one. So yes, they should be banned from possession by private citizens. Mainly to keep them out of the hands of someone who is suffering from a mental condition ... just as in this case. 27 lives gone. It might have been less with only handguns. But still there would have been deaths, so what is the answer? I don't have a clue.

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