There will be no timeout. We must be about the business of killing one another with guns. It can be rather messy but somebody’s gotta do it.
A week after Adam Lanza killed himself and twenty-seven others, including his mother, shooting deaths in these United States of America never took a timeout. While we paused, heart shattered to mourn the loss of six brave educators and twenty innocent children at Sandy Hook Elementary, shooting deaths never took a timeout. As we tried to piece together the puzzle that is Adam Lanza in a desperate attempt to understand what drove him to such a horrible act, shooting deaths never took a timeout. Each of the times President Obama addressed the nation, assuring us something would be done, shooting deaths never took a timeout. When my hands masked my face to staunch the flow of tears mingled with the images of bullets riddling little bodies with bloody holes, shooting deaths never took a timeout.
Even as I write these few words a gun is probably being used to snuff out life easy as pinching out a candle. As yet another year ends and the nation counts down to a new one, shooting deaths will abound. There is no timeout when it comes to killing one another with guns. The article below tells a tragic tale of lives lost due to someone picking up a gun and pulling the trigger.