Monday, 17 December 2012


Newtown Same Old Story.

Another mass shooting in the United States, this time, a single individual armed to the teeth targets little children. The kids are taken out together with a few of their teachers before the gunman calmly takes his own life.

These incidents are happening more frequently than ever before and it is likely that they will keep happening until U.S. citizens decide to approach the problem realistically. That innocent little children who are no threat to anyone could be killed in such a senseless manner, is shocking. 

My condolences go to the parents of the little angels who were shot, the families of the brave teachers who paid the ultimate price protecting their wards. The US president, Barack Obama has expressed his outrage at the latest incident. He looked as shocked as the rest of us.

Only Americans can resolve the matter of gun control within their own borders. Only Americans can ask themselves the questions that need to be asked and the rest of us can only pray that they come up with the right solutions. 

The powerful gun lobby in the United States seem determined to keep the status quo and are usually vehemently opposed to gun control in any form. They would refer to the first amendment and the founding fathers, saying the right to bear arms, is in the constitution. I doubt that these founding fathers ever imagined the powerful weapons that would be invented and the damage they are capable of causing.

We can only hope and pray that the US government and it's citizens will take a long look at itself, they should take into consideration the position they hold on the planet as the most advanced nation on earth and realise that that position was not obtained through the power of the gun. The rest of the world looks up to the US in almost every area except when it comes to the proliferation of weapons, the most backward nation seem more civilised in comparison.

Whatever happens, I hope the US citizenry will take action, re-examine their gun laws and put into place, a mechanism that protects the weak and the rest of their citizenry from these gun nuts who do so much damage. Nobody ever seems to know their deadly intent until it is usually too late.

The world is watching!



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