The nation after Sandy Hook: Sadly unshaken

  • Article by: Scott Gillespie
  • Updated: December 13, 2013 - 6:19 PM

Sure, the anniversary is jarring, but beyond that, America is going great guns.

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SwiftBoatDec. 13, 13 8:11 PM

Heather Mertens is on the screen now. You can hear the anger in his voice. If he feels any pain, any regret, he hides it. The perfect man for the job. Raise more money and spread more lies. Intimidate. Bully. Threaten. Win at all costs, from coast to coast. Not undefeated, but close

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theruntDec. 13, 13 8:20 PM

It is sad, to think of those children and their families. And sad to think nothing can be done. Ninety percent of Americans polled favor expanded background checks, but sadly, our founding fathers saw need for a well regulated militia.

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Guppy35Dec. 13, 13 8:28 PM

Well regulated. Funny how that part gets forgotten as the small gun crowd quickly grabs for theirs. That's ok though. Let's give grade school kids guns to protect themselves.

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benturnerDec. 13, 13 8:34 PM

it is sad that children's lives aren't worth more.

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cloeyny2mnDec. 13, 13 8:35 PM

The children and staff of Sandy Hook who lost their lives that day should not be gone. This was a preventable tragedy. A young man living in complete isolation, losing touch with reality more and more each day while immersing himself in fantasies of his own plan of genocide could have been stopped if his mother or his father made it their business to question the safety of this man. Somebody knew. Right now there is another Adam Lanza and another and another preparing for their day of infamy and somebody knows. Deep down in their gut they know. But will they do something?

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sek2undrstndDec. 13, 13 8:39 PM

My right to own a gun supercedes the right of a child to live. It says so in the Constitution.

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cbehlingDec. 13, 13 8:53 PM

As we speak, another shooting in a Colorado high school.

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F4GIBDec. 13, 13 9:15 PM

Today, 99,999,999 American gun owners harmed no one. If you would stop attacking us, the 99 million good guys, something focused might be done about the criminals and psychos.

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benturnerDec. 13, 13 9:28 PM

re: F4GIBDec. 13, 13 9:15 PM Today, 99,999,999 American gun owners harmed no one. If you would stop attacking us, the 99 million good guys, something focused might be done about the criminals and psychos..... Why do you oppose background checks and magazine capacities?

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elainefayeDec. 13, 13 9:36 PM

The stigma of having a "mental health issue" prevents those who need it from getting help. The father of the shooter divorced the mom and the "problem" and it became her problem. Many boys love violence, guns, hunting, and things like that. Perhaps she was trying to get him involved in real life by educating him on guns. Of course, who could predict what a mentally unstable boy with access to guns would do? He was probably a sweet kid until he had a hare-brained idea to do this. Then there is no going back. I have young children and I pray every day that other parents are doing a good job, but the sad fact is that there are apathetic parents, and just plain bad parents out there and their kids have a direct affect on all of our kids. (They learn from their parents, I teach my kids to be kind and protect younger and weaker, but what about the jerk who's saying the opposite to his kid and they meet on the playground?) Whatever, we all came from this earth and we will all go back to this earth…and so it has been for billions of years. I like to think the sweet souls from Sandy Hook will live on forever because thats what the universe is about. (no matter what religion you are).

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