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Saturday, December 15, 2012

A few thoughts about yesterday

It's not 'anti-American' to want mass shootings to stop in the United States. It's 'pro-American'.
Piers Morgan

One failed attempt at a shoe bomb and we all take our shoes off at the airport. Thirty one school shooting since Columbine and no change in our regulation of guns.
John Oliver

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has five pages of regulations about ladders, while federal authorities shrug at serious curbs on firearms. Ladders kill around 300 Americans a year, and guns 30,000.
Nicholas D. Kristof

Edel Rodriguez
Edel Rodriguez via the New York Times

The N.R.A. has only four million members...But the pro-gun constituency is ardent and organized, while the gun control crowd is diffuse and easily distracted. In the 2012 election cycle, N.R.A. spending on lobbying outranked spending by gun control groups by a factor of ten to one.
Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker, December 16, 2012

....We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we've systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools have become a place for carnage because we've made it a place where we don't want to talk about eternity, life, responsibility, accountability? 

Thank you for all of your prayers and kind words of support. As we work through this nightmare, we’re reminded how much we’re loved and supported on this earth and by our Father in heaven. As much as she’s needed here and missed by her mother, brother, and me, Ana beat us all to paradise.
Jimmy Greene, father of slain Sandy Hook student Ana Marquez-Greene





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