No Timeout For Gun Deaths

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.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/us-shooting-deaths-sandy-hook_n_2348466.html

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