(Closed) School Shootings and Gun Control

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

So sorry for the tragedy your community has endured. My heart breaks for all of you – especially those affected and lost their little ones this morning.  Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you re-group from what has happened.  (hugs)

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Amen to all of that. Everyone is in my prayers tonight.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I can understand.  I wasn’t affected by this and I grew tired of seeing the gun control talk all over Facebook as well.  It’s the only thing people seem focused on.  I sit here so sad for the families that lost their babies and won’t be able to enjoy their Christmas morning with them.  It’s a sad event no matter the year – but this time of the year is especially magical and joyful – or is supposed to be.

I can understand what you mean about the support for your area.  I endured Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy and my town was devastated along with many of the areas around me.  It was so completely depressing and still is.  The support we’ve received from all of the world was enormous and I am incredibly grateful.  Please know that no matter the location – you are family to us and we’re all affected by this horrible wrongdoing.  Stay strong and please let your community know we’re here for them.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I completely agree with you. Someone was tryng to argue with me today about the power of prayer and the existence of God in relation to praying for these families and I was like “Really?!” That’s the last thing that we need to be doing. It doesn’t matter how we do it or where it’s coming from but these families and your whole community needs support. Think of all the police officers and Swat team members who had to walk into the massacre of little children. Or the teachers who had to protect their scared students. Or the families of the lost and innocent children who didn’t even get a chance to live their lives.

I don’t think I have ever been so sad or felt so hopeless with humanity. I got into my FI’s car today and “Happy Day” was playing. I immediately turned off the volume and when he asked why I turned it off I told him that today is not a happy day, it’s tragic..

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

You are 100% right.  Today should have been about grieving and only that. Next week people can argue with each other about guns.  This country is mourning too, for the children and the teachers, for the families whose babies or mothers or sisters or brother or fathers aren’t coming home. When the news waa released, my entire office was devastated.  Many of us in tears reading the news at our desks.  

I am so sorry for everything and everyone that was lost.  From the children just babies really, to the teachers who lost their lives protecting them, the parents who have lost their precious little ones and the children who have completely lost their innocence and will never be the same – and also the poor police officers, fire fighters, paramedics and anyone else who had to witness such a horrific scene today.  Today, once again, I have lost more faith in humankind.  Along with 8 adults, 20 beautiful little monkeys aren’t getting tucked in tonight, and that is such a horrible disgusting fact. I am heartbroken, and just so very very sad.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

For what it’s worth, OP, I don’t think people are discussing gun control because they care more about that than about what actually happened… i think, or at least I know this is true of myself, that people are so upset, and so frustrated that this same horror keeps happening over and over and over, that they fixate on it as what they hope might be a means of preventing this sort of unbearable tragedy in the future. Some people want to feel productive as a way of dealing with grief… again, for me, I could get through the day by getting mad about guns; if I let myself think deeply about the horror, I would have just cried all day.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@LoggerHead91207: I am so saddened by what has occurred in your state. I spent most of last night awake and in prayer for all those involved. I have no words to express the depths of my sorrow. It was too horrific. I wish there was something more I could do. *sigh 

I will continue to keep you all in my prayers throughout the year. Sending all those touched by this tragedy great big cyber hugs and lots of prayers well watered by tears. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

First of all THANK YOU for pointing out rhat the gun conversations could have waited and that yesterdays focus should have went to the families of the victims. And I am so sorry for the loss in your community. This situation has been weighing so heavilt on my heart the past 24 hours. Its all I can think about. Im a school teacher and just keep thinking how my students should be safe at all time when they are with me and asking myself what I would do. About the gun control laws…. I am sure many will disagree with me but as a gun owner (well not me my FI) I strongly feel that stricter laws will not make it harder for the criminals to obtain the guns, only the registered owners who would be within their rights or using for self defense. A criminal who is mentally derranged will find a way to do what they nees to do gun or no gun. Period. Just my 2 cents. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@LoggerHead91207:  You’re right about that, the sad thing is that something this horrifying can take away from the good people in the world who do amazing and wonderful things.  I cried myself to sleep last night thinking about it.  On top of all the people who lost someone, those who had to investigate and clean up the scene are probably also parents or uncles/aunts etc.  I don’t know how they do it, but I imagine that somehow the times they catch the bad guy and save lives somehow makes it worth the bad times? Still thinking of all of those in the community, I will never forget.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Posting this for the twenty beautiful little angels that have made their way back to Heaven.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Whenever something like this happens, the immediate question we ask is why.  Therefore, it is only natural that conversations about gun control and mental health policies come up.  It is not insensitive to discuss those things, but rather normal and potentially productive.  

 

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