On Friday, December 14th 2012, a gun man entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and gun down killing 20 children and 6 adults. Sadly, kids that he targeted were as you as 5 to 10 years old. 20 innocent lives were snatched out of their parents, siblings, relatives, friends, classmates, community and this great nation of all hands by this gun-man. What these kids did to deserve such heinous killing that sorrows every household in America? Why these five to 7 years old? What did they do to deserve this? Whatever that may be said hereafter is not, should not and will not justify this tragedy and its entirety. What happened here is beyond human recognition and combination of a lot of things in the making for so long now.
What is troubling is that he went rampage and shoot as many kids as he could. He prayed for them because they are weak, selfless, vulnerable and innocent. They couldn’t protect themselves and the 8 Adults that were there were overpowered by the gun-man. As father of a 3 years old boy and a 5 years old girl, I’m terrified and sickening with this tragedy. It has put dent in my heart realizing that parents can do all they could to protect their children, but a sickening man like this gun-man can just snatch it all from us in a blink of an eye. That is a terrible feeling and it is frightening parents all around the nation.
When I drop them off to school and kiss them tell them that “I love them” with a hug, I want to be sure that they will come back home with me. No parent should live in fear that their 5 to 7 year old children are not going to come home. To be in that state of mind and worries it is too much to bear for loving and caring parents.
What is sad is the gun-man had hundreds of rounds with an assault, military style rifle, and bullet proof vest to prevent anyone who may have tried to gun him done before he finished his killing plan. He was calculative because he killed the adults who were protecting the children then he went after the children killing them at very close range multiple times. This is sickening and present horror and anxiety to our already vulnerable children with the families. We need our kids to be and feel safe so that they can grow health and confident that the can impact the world in a positive ways. We need to make sure that the world we are leaving for our kids is better-off than the one we inherited from our parents just like our ancestors did pas-on to us, and not another ways round. We are talking about killing little babies here, who are vulnerable and need parental and adult care 24/7 365 days for years before they can make decisions of their own. How cruel can it get to send a resounding message that we as parents, community and society embers do have a sacred obligation to protect the vulnerable?
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