Is this what we want for our kids?

TRAUMATIZING OUR CHILDREN: A blog by a teen who witnessed the Colorado shooting last week details the horror of American school shootings: "I implored God, 'Keep me safe, keep my classroom safe, and keep everyone else that you can safe from this shooter. I know you have so much in store for me, please don’t let my life end now:'" https://medium.com/p/600fae77a5d7

The teen wrote a message for his family on his hand in case his body was found after the shooting. Is this the America you want for your children? JOIN US and make a difference - it is time for mothers to act
Sidney Alweis December 20, 2013 at 11:45 AM
No, Monmouth Moms, its not what we want for anyone's kids but as long as we fail to elect people in the Senate and Congress who will stand up for reasonable gun controls, its all we will get.Both political parties have people who value their congressional seats more than their conscience-very sad.
gjc December 20, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Sid- I agree with you. After those poor kids in Newtown CT were gunned down and no action taken, I knew then that unless the kids of Seantors and Congressmen were similarly mowed down, absolutely nothing would be done. Shame on Congress, the NRA and all those yokels out there who support guns for everyone.
Sidney Alweis December 20, 2013 at 05:27 PM
Thank you gjc for your support.We need people, regardless of political party to insist that their representatives think firstly of those who they represent and not firstly for their jobs or political patronage.I dont want any innocents killed(particularly children).Reasonable gun control IS NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK!!
ManalapanResident December 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM
What exactly is it you want to happen? What is "reasonable" gun control in your opinion? No one wants what happened to that school and many others to happen again but mass punishment isn't the answer. If people don't agree with the gun laws of their respective state then they should live somewhere that correlates with with their values.
Sidney Alweis December 26, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Reasonable gun control is not allowing anyone to purchase a gun with out all loopholes in mental status and criminality checks closed.It means banning assault weapons.You dont hunt animals with assault weapons, you hunt people with assault weapons.Telling people who donot like the gun laws in their states to move violates the basic Con stitutional right to vote for law change and for people who will change them.You missed that lesson in civics class I guess.
Sidney Alweis December 29, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Articulate and thoughtful.The goal of reasonable gun control will be long and filled with setbacks.However, anything worthwhile like this is will need courage and perserverence. Its the least we can do for everyones children.


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