As the children of Sandy Hook Elementary return to school and some sense of normalcy, the president still remembers that day as the worst day of his presidency. The photo above was release by White House photographer Pete Souza’s which shows Obama being briefed on the shooting by his chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan. December 14 for the president marks the worst day of his presidency but for all of it marks the worse day for America.
Why do people do these things and for that matter continue with this nonsense? This is why owning a gun does not help the situation more guns leads to more violence and more access to weapons for everyone. The shooters in these stories and the infamous shooters of mass killing sprees do not own the guns they take them from other people. Why are we as a people perpetuating violence and ignoring the real issues?
I feel for this woman who ran over her 9 year old daughter with her SUV when backing out the driveway. She couldn’t see behind her in her very large car and proceeded to rush her daughter to the emergency room. After surviving 4 open heart surgeries she passed away on the operating table. The mother blames herself for the accident and has been pushing for better safety measures from the white house to make it a requirement that visibility be better where visibility isn’t clear. I for one hope that the government takes it seriously. These type of things should not happen and my heart goes out to this mom.
There were many tragedies in this situation. The failures of our government to provide needed services and stricter gun laws. The fact that we are not more proactive in protecting everyone from this kind of violence. It is a known fact that we have very lenient gun laws compared to other countries. We protect the criminal more than the victims it is a sad reality of today’s world. I hope this was a wake up call to us all after so many other shootings. I thoroughly sicked by politicians who cannot do there job and only making it worse for everyone but what especially sickens me is the fact that they gave these insincere speeches about the shooting and made it all about them. I do applaud Obama for his speech but now do something about it.
The system failed so it is up to us to pick up the pieces of this tragedy and never forget these angels that died today. I was angered by the fact anyone would do this but this is again another example of the failure of our legal system and mental health facilities to take the correct preventive measure to keep people from committing this horrible act. Let’s focus on how we as a people can help and pick of the broken piece since our government cannot.
Why is Walmart allowed to operate under different standards? I mean not saying our corporate restrictions are actually followed because corporate America looks at them more as guidelines, but this should be a clue into the shady practices of business and Obama if you’re listening might want to tighten up a bit. What is ethical about the way they operate?