It does seem that the very fabric of all that's good and precious in this world is starting to tear at the seams. The endless, senseless violence and carnage that seems to be occurring every day paints a grim picture of what we have become. You can argue the usual suspects: violent computer games, unsupervised children, a disassociation from compassion. But the fact is that violent/disassociated young adults + unlimited access to automatic weapons = 18 children gunned down in their elementary school. We may never know what caused this tragedy, but does it really matter what the cause? Our society better sit up and smell the coffee. And we better ALL sit up and make our government tackle the gun problem. There is NO reason WHATSOEVER for any person to have access to an semi-automatic or automatic weapon or a handgun. None.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the parents, siblings, family, and friends of those lost in Newtown.