As is everyone, I am thinking about the shooting at Sandy Hook. I have more questions then answers, and I really wish I could understand why.
Lots of conversation has been going on about gun control, god in school, and mental health resources.
I understand the rational behind "guns don't kill people, people kill people," but I also think guns make the killings much worse. Imagine what war would be if both sides only used pea-shooters. There'd be a lot less death in the final number. I'm in support of tougher gun laws. I don't believe every person needs to own a gun. If they do, they certainly do not need automatic weapons or other similar instruments.
God - I saw a post on facebook that said, "Dear God, Why do you allow such things to happen in my school? Sincerely, a concerned student. Dear concerned student, I'm not allowed in your school. Sincerely God."
I don't know how I feel about that. I wouldn't want any one telling my child which God they had to pray to or what they had to call him. I do believe though, that children who wish to have a God to talk to and pray to should be allowed, even in public school. I wish I had a God I could turn to during times like these. Seeking comfort in a God would be nice. I'd like that.
And mental health. That's a whole different topic all together. I haven't firmly decided what I think or feel about that.
I do feel that a lot of people died on Friday. A lot of people that did not have to die. And I include the shooter in that total. He did a horrible thing, but hopefully, we can use the knowledge we will learn to prevent something as horrific as this from ever happening again.