Written by T.D Moody
Clearly today marks another sad day in history in the lives of many fellow American citizens who like myself heard the heinous news of a lone gunman who murdered his brother, mother, and then a multitude of young children between the ages of 5 and 10. Sickening doesn’t do justice or describe accurately the feeling I had the moment I saw the news flash across my television screen while by happenstance watching CNN this morning.
I and all of us here at THEJNSREPORT want to express our heart felt condolences to the families of the victims of this awful Friday morning massacre in Connecticut. As the news develops around this story I want people to first absorb what they can from the horror of the situation and then grieve and say a prayer for the children and adults lost today in a senseless killing spree.
Clearly the perpetrator of this unthinkable, heinous mass murder was not right in his head. that being said I would hope that most people with common sense will realize that this is not a gun control issue so much as it is the protocol to obtaining guns. It may sound callous to some but no amount of man-made laws will ever stop violence or acts similar to those we have experienced and heard throughout today.
I am of the mindset that psyche screenings should be done for those wishing to purchase guns legally but that in and of itself won’t deter someone who has lost control of their faculties who has access to weapons capable of mass murder from carrying out such an act. NY state doesn’t even allow its citizens concealed carry permits or handguns, yet most of the gun crimes committed are not from citizens who legally purchase, own, and operate them. They come from illegal hand guns. Guns obtained around and despite the laws on the books. So what is to be done? At this point I’m numb with shock and a surreal feeling has come over me.
The world has gone mad. There is no question we’ve lost the love we had. People killing people. It’s evil plain and simple. These little children who had only just begun to live are taken away from the world and their families. Only God knows what they could have grown up to become and contribute. Sadly, we will never get the opportunity to know them and see what they would have become. I pray the lord watches over their souls and their families. May all the victims rest in peace.