In the face of grotesque violence, inaction

Three years since Sandy Hook and the murder of 20 first graders. And our nation still doesn’t have the guts to do anything about the ease with which high powered military weapons can get into the hands of the mentally disturbed, terrorists, and those raging with vengeance.

I want everyone to know that this wasn’t just some kind of peaceful bullet through the heart death as in the movies… these children were “butchered” as the mother of one said.

Quoting:
“Then, unprompted by me, Veronique described what she saw: “We all saw how beautiful he was. He had thick, shiny hair, beautiful long eyelashes that rested on his cheeks. He looked like he was sleeping. But the reality of it was under the cloth he had covering his mouth there was no mouth left. His jaw was blown away. I just want people to know the ugliness of it so we don’t talk about it abstractly, like these little angels just went to heaven. No. They were butchered. They were brutalized. And that is what haunts me at night.”
More: “The details that stuck with me the most — and the details which I felt most conflicted about putting in print — were Veronique’s descriptions of the damage to her son’s body. He was shot 11 times; she told me that his jaw and his left hand were mostly gone.”

And, that’s pretty much the only child for whom details of his injuries have been revealed, but the others were not meaningfully different.

Now, look at your child or grandchild or niece or  nephew and imagine that their jaw or hand has been shot away by the terrific violence of a military rifle.

To tolerate such things as ‘the price of liberty, the price of the 2nd Amendment’ is, in my opinion, madness. We have gone mad as a nation if we can’t do something about the easy access to high powered military weaponry.

Comments turned off for this one. There is nothing to discuss. Just look at each first grader you see and in your mind’s eye savagely tear away their jaw and hand… that’s all the discussion you need with yourself, if you are fully functioning as a human.

http://forward.com/opinion/168707/wrestling-with-details-of-noah-pozners-killing/#ixzz2I0uklguO

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