It hurts to hear about children being harmed in any way, but to shoot them as they sit in their classroom learning their ABC's is unconscionable. The person who did this horrible thing should not have his name mentioned or even talked about.
People like that are looking to get their name in the history book so others can read about them. They should only be called a sadistic mass murderer, which is what they are.
Now all we are going to hear about is gun control, and why it is necessary. Well I am not for gun control, I am for stricter laws to obtain a gun. Colorado has some of the best laws on the books, such as having CBI do a background check on you before you can obtain a gun, going to class to get certified that you know how to use that weapon, and getting a permit to carry from your local sheriff's office. You must remember that there are about 180,000,000 people out there who have guns and that only one person has killed people. Guns do not kill, people kill, and no one knows what sets them off to go on this rampage of violence. Killing started as far back as Cain when he murdered Abel his brother, just because he thought that God loved Abel more than him, but what he forgot was that God loves us all the same.
What I am trying to say is, let us all not panic over this tragedy but get together and comfort those who have lost loved ones. Just think about others who have died that day, some by a knife, some poisoned, how many have been run over by a car? Killed in a plane crash, we can go on forever on how people are being killed, but no, we have to stay on this gun control kick. I am not trying to make small what happened to those little children and the others. What I am trying to say is that we should remain calm and vigilant and don't panic. Remember that this man was a coward, afraid of people who might stand up to him, people who love others, such as the little ones who got massacred. These cowards hide behind body armor and terrorize those who are vulnerable, they sneak around so as not to be seen and then most of them kill themselves so as not to be ridiculed in front of others. Don't be afraid of these cowards, pity them and give solace to their parents.
When it comes to your children and they ask what happened that day, depending on the age of the child, do not go into the hard facts, keep it simple and easy for them to understand. They do not need to know the graphic details of the shooting, or even how many children were injured. You should be gentle with them like you would when their grandmother or grandfather passes away.
We have to remember that our children are strong and should not be coddled, they should know the difference between winning and losing, being first and being last. Not all children are the same — some are stronger than others. It's not their fault, but it is your fault if you do not act upon their strengths or weaknesses and give them courage and support when they need it. So today and every day give your child a hug and a kiss when you send them off into the world.