Our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Connecticut right now. :(
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- Sooo sick.Dec 14, 2012
- Thanks for that quote.
MY oldest was 5 on 9-11. When he asked why all the adults looked worried, this is the conversation we had:
"A plane hit a building and people are really sad."
"Is anyone hurt?"
"Yes, people are hurt."
"Are there firefighters and police and ambulances to help them?"
"Yes, there are lots of people to help them."
"Good. That's good."
It was huge relief to him to both understand why the adults were worried and that other adults were helping.Dec 15, 2012
- Mark J+2It would be appropriate for the media to back off and let these people be alone to deal with their tragedy. Such media coverage is obscene.Dec 15, 2012
- I feel so sorry for all those who have been affected by this, the news absolutely broke my heart. The children, they were only babies! :( It's sad whenever this happens, but they were just so young! My prayers are for their families, and for the survivors too who will forever wear this scar in their memory.
I do wonder, why there are other countries in the world with equal amounts of gun ownership as the US, yet nowhere else has anywhere near as much of a problem? Personally I think you guys need tougher gun legislation and more accessible mental health care. That doesn't change what has happened, but maybe it could help in the future.
"The gun was created to kill. No thanks." - Lindsey WayDec 15, 2012
- Why didn't this school have security guards? Nearly 1,000 people in one place with almost no security. THIS IS B.S.Dec 16, 2012
- Here in the UK we don't really have security of any kind at schools, mainly because we feel we just don't need it.
Maybe some ridiculously tough inner city schools in deprived areas have metal detectors for knives but that's pretty much it - it's very much the exception rather than the norm, and a fairly big fuss is made if anything like that makes it into schools. We had Dunblane then the police wisely implemented a gun amnesty. Today public attitude's turned so sharply away from private gun ownership it's now just like the public attitude towards smoking. Even licensed owners (farmers, etc) are treated with a little suspicion by most people.
As said, why do other countries have tons of guns yet a minute fraction of the problems brought about by irresponsible gun usage?Dec 18, 2012