It’s difficult to know what to say.
Tuesday, I wrote about the killings at the Clackamas Mall near Portland, Ore.
Friday, I listened to the radio, then watched television, as the events surrounding the mass killing at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., unfolded.
Twenty-six people were killed, including 20 children.
In my Tuesday article and an article I wrote after the murders at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., I called for a blue ribbon panel to investigate what leads to these shootings. Then action needs to be taken to stop them.
More stringent laws on gun control are a good place to start. President Obama said Friday in an emotional statement, "We're going to have to come together to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics."
Dozens of people came to the White House Friday evening to light candles and call for more to be done on gun control, according to an article in The Huffington Post.
One woman wore a sign that said, “It Is Too Easy To Buy A Gun In The U.S.A – We need to change this!!”
I also suggested the panel look at mental illness programs, hate mongering, violent images aimed at children, youth programs, mass murders in the workplace, and other potential factors that contribute to mass murders.
Now, I’m going to bed. I hope I can think about something other then children getting shot and not coming home from school.
Can you imagine going to your child’s school and being told she is dead on the floor inside?