In light of the horrific (despicable, sad, horrifying, tragic, depressing…there really are no adequate adjectives) shooting in Connecticut, it seems like a good time to re-post one of the clearest, sanest arguments for gun control that I have ever read.
Sadly, nothing can undo shootings like the one in Connecticut, or past shooting in Colorado, California and New York (and, unfortunately, others), but there is always the hope that one of these tragedies will finally not be for nothing, and will finally lead to meaningful change in our gun laws.
It’s time to ensure that none of the children, parents, friends, neighbors or parents lost in these tragedies has died in vain. My heart breaks for everyone in the families and communities affected. Please let it be time to make sure that something good comes from something so, so awful.