Monday, December 17, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School - Newtown, CT.

The most heartbreaking newstory I have ever heard or hope to ever hear.  A mentally ill young man broken into a school in a small town in CT and shot 26 people killing every single one of them.  The heinous-ness of it is that 20 of the people who died were 6 and 7 years old. 

I saw this on my FB feed and I was shocked to my soul.  when I got home I turned on the TV and it just kept getting worse.  As I sat there with big fat tears streaming down my cheeks, I longed to hug Kelsey but I wasn't afraid for her.  I felt she was safe in her school.  This wasn't an attack on America, it was one sick sick young man who murdered many in his hometown (including his Mother and himself). 

The situation got worse on FB.  People were posting about "guns being personal freedoms" learning the difference between semi automatic and automatic weapons (who gives a rat's behind! A gun is a gun and if you own one I don't want you near me or my child unless you are a police officer or a military man!).

I deleted a few "friends" who offended me in their selfishness (one showed a photo of some evil looking gun and said "Merry Christmas to me!) DELETED!  I have too many FB "friends" that have nothing in common other than adoption or something and I am going to be looking with a very critical eye to my friends' list.  Some of the responses made me sick.  

I hate guns, HATE them....and stop the friggin' violence on TV and in the movies and video games.  It desensitizes them to how horrible the concept/execution of killing someone is.

And yes, America needs to talk about mental health issues/gun issues and safety in the schools.  We can't let this happen to any child again.  We told Kelsey about it on Sunday evening, so she'd be prepared if someone discussed it at school.  She asked some good questions and then didn't mention it again.  Today when I asked her, she told me that Sister Maureen told the school what had happened and they prayed about it.  She asked me for the story again, so I told it to her again.  I asked her to look for the people who could help and also reminded her about Stranger Danger and what to do if she was separated from me or her Dad - which is a bigger concern to us than someone shooting up her school.

America is becoming a scarier place by the day....please, let's take some action!