Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Just Breaks My Heart

There is no way you can read this and not want to weep for the parents.
After Newtown shooting, mourning parents enter into the lonely quiet.
How do you explain to parents and siblings and friends and teachers and neighbors what happened to these children? How can you read this and then turn around and talk about the "slippery slope" of gun control? I just don't understand. 

And Newtown isn't the worst, it's only the latest. As of today, there are 4,857* deaths by firearms in this country since Newtown. 96 children, including the 26 killed in Newtown. 256 teens killed since Newtown. 4,439 adults killed. This is stupid. This is immoral. And this is wrong. There is something wrong with a this country that we can stand by and look at the number of people dead from firearms and then say there's nothing that can be done.

* Numbers taken from Slate's Gun Death Tally

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