The world mourns for the tragedy that occurred on Friday in Newtown, CT at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While complete details are widespread and confusing, due to each media outlet attempting to be first to broadcast, the one thing we know for sure is that 20 children and 6 adults have senselessly died.
The debates going on over the internet about gun control/laws have gotten heated with each person passionate about their position. No matter what side you stand on the issues of guns in this country, 26 PEOPLE ARE DEAD and 20 of them between the ages of 5 and 10. My heart aches for all of the victims and their families.
There are two distinct issues involved in this tragedy: Gun laws and mental illness.
Is our country doing enough for either? That’s the discussion that needs to happen. In the meantime, we mourn. We hug our children a little tighter and we pray for those who died and even more for those who were left behind to pick up the pieces. Every life is valuable.