UPDATE….A gunman killed 26 people, 20 of them children between the ages of 5 and 10,
Once again the insanity of gun ownership has raised it’s head and made headlines. Once again the NRA has to claim responsibility for the bloodshed.
These type of stories about gun crimes come at such a pace we become immune to them. Many in this nation pass them over as if it were another story about the fiscal cliff talks. Is this not the second this week? Or third?
The fact is the NRA controls the agenda by making sure that sensible and tough gun control legislation is not passed by hamstringing Congress. When someone with a microphone has the decency and intellect to address gun violence, as did Bob Costas two weeks ago, the gun freaks go crazy on right-wing media. Fact is, Costas was right.
Too many guns, too many shootings, too many deaths.
I keep asking on my blog when the NRA will start to pay for the burial costs from gun violence. It becomes frightfully silent when such a suggestion is made, but this morning it seems that another round of burials will need to be paid for.
The NRA needs to be held accountable.
A shooter on Friday opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, leading to multiple victims, the Hartfort Courant newspaper reported.
All Newtown schools were placed in lockdown after the shooting, the Newtown Public School District said.
The shooter, an adult, was dead and two handguns were recovered from the scene, NBC News reported without citing a source.
Danbury Hospital had received three patients from the scene, a hospital spokeswoman told NBC Connecticut.
One child was carried from Sandy Hook Elementary School by a police officer, and the child appeared to have been wounded, the town’s weekly newspaper, the Newtown Bee, said on its website.