Monday, December 17, 2012

Newtown tragedy - a situation WE must do everything to avert!

Horrific! Terrible! Gruesome! are some of the words that comes to our mind naturally, the moment our mind wanders into what happened last Friday (December 14th 2012) at Sandy Hook Elementary School in a beautiful small town in Connecticut.

I'm completely appalled!

I can't imagine we are really living in the 21st century and these sort of things are happening in one of the most developed countries of the world. Loads of people across the world dream of raising their kids in developed countries foreseeing their best upbringings and nurturing global citizenship in them. Alas! with tons of freedom that some of the developed countries offer, they come with little too many liberal laws - gun control to name one of them!
I'd think there certainly are some vested interest and tight lobbying around keeping guns floating around in the countries - but after what happened at Newtown, even the toughest of the tough heart would cry out to STOP this now and for ever!

The president, Mr. Obama is asking the right question(s) at this point of time

Obama: "Are we really prepared to say we're powerless in the face of such carnage?"

and I sincerely hope that there is some *meaningful action* taken NOW.

I read on the BBC this morning that .. 

 "It's not about guns," one said, "but the people that have access to them. The right to have guns is written into the constitution and you take that away, that's like taking away the 10 commandments."

I'm not sure if the above is really a strong feeling - regardless of whatever *meaningful* actions emerge, as long as they can avert such tragedies in the future - better for the humankind!

On a personal note, my prayers goes out with all the people who are coping up with the situation - can't even imagine what must be going on with parents who lost their innocent flower-buds!

Amid all the sorrowfulness,  stories of heroism have emerged over how teachers tried to save their young students, some in vain though!

"There was a lot of ammo, a lot of clips," Vance said. "Certainly a lot of lives were potentially saved." An excerpt from CBC

Having followed stories across different media, I believe Victoria Soto did a very brave job! She is a true martyr and can't thank enough of saving lives of some of her students - unfortunately some tried to flee out of the closet she hid them and alas...!

Sincere condolences...      

Hope THIS ends right here.

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