No significant progress has been made on gun control or any other means by which we might collectively inhibit the likelihood of more mass shootings.
I think it’s important to remember that for the families who will be commemorating the loss of their loved ones, this is not a political or hypothetical issue. Their loss is the worst conceivable. In fact, after viewing a mere 20 seconds of the families’ public statements on the news this morning, my eyes were welled with tears and my chest felt tight and constricted. Just imagining the loss of a child is more than I can bear.
I don’t believe there is any solace I can offer those poor families.
In honor of the Newtown families, let’s cherish the ones we love. That’s the least we can do.