Friday, December 14, 2012

Something to Think About . . .

Related Off-site Links:

Man Shoots 26 at Connecticut Elementary School, Including 20 Children – John Christoffersen (Associated Press via Yahoo! News, December 14, 2012).
"The NRA is the Enabler of Mass Murderers" – Alex Seitz-Wald (, December 14, 2012).
Newtown and the Madness of Guns – Adam Gopnik (The New Yorker, December 14, 2012).
This Time Has to Be Different – E.J. Dionne Jr. (The Washington Post, December 14, 2012).
President Obama Cried About Newtown at the White House Today – Elspeth Reeve (The Atlantic, December 14, 2012).
Why the NRA is Still Winning the War on Guns – Elspeth Reeve (The Atlantic, December 14, 2012).
How to Break NRA’s Grip on Politics – Michael R. Bloomberg (, December 14, 2012).
What Obama Must Do About Guns – David Remnick (The New Yorker, December 14, 2012).
The Right Day to Talk About Guns – Alex Koppelman (The New Yorker, December 14, 2012).
Is a Crisis in White Masculinity Leading to Horrific Gun Crimes Like the Sandy Hook Shootings? – Chauncey DeVega (, December 14, 2012).
The Shooting of Children and "God's Plan" – Edward J. Blum (HuffPost Religion, December 14, 2012).
National Catholic Reporter Joins Catholics United Call for National Discussion on Gun Violence – Dennis Coday (December 14, 2012).
12 Facts About Guns and Mass Shootings – Ezra Klein (The Washington Post, December 14, 2012).
Timeline: Major Shooting Incidents in the United States – Reuters via Yahoo! News (December 14, 2012).

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UPDATES: Obama in Newtown: "We Can't Tolerate This Anymore" – Olivier Knox (Yahoo! News, December 16, 2012).
One Month After School Massacre, Sandy Hook Parents Speak, Urging ‘Real Change’ – Dylan Stableford (Yahoo! News, January 14, 2013).

Image 1: Christopher Weyant.
Image 2: Reuters/Michelle McLoughlin.
Image 3: Reuters/Adrees Latif.

1 comment:

Cathie said...

If Obama has just been re elected he has 4 years before he has to worry about voters, right? Why doesn't he do something about this now?

In Australia, if a mentally ill person has the urge to kill lots of people, it takes much planning and time. Hopefully the thoughts dissipate, the episode passes in this time. Someone might see they need help. In America, this person just goes to the hallway cabinet and heads off to shoot 20 schoolchildren. They should take action now because more mentally ill people see this as an option for themselves. Maybe they even think about the news stories at the end. It's just so heartbreaking.