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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:17 PM

This Tragedy Has Hit Me So Hard

I can't watch too much at a time and my mind can't go there either I have 4 kids in public school maybe that is part of it or maybe it's because some monster took 20 babies out because he had access to weapons to do that and I can't wrap my mind around someone killing children. or maybe it's because I am so fucking sick of innocent blood being spilled because of someone's right to bear arms. What about others right to life the same sick fucks who say they are prolife are the loudest about gun rights. What about an entire Nation's right not to be traumatized on a weekly basis because of these bloody massacres The gun nuts are terrorizing our Nation and a whole generation of children Fuck Guns I despise them

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:26 PM

1. I am not able to work today

The world has always been a horror show, but somehow I am unable to get past this particular horror.

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Response to Shivering Jemmy (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:39 PM

5. I think it is that enough is enough

and we are so close to Christmas and these were babies this time who should be opening Christmas presents, not being put in the ground I am so angry and deeply saddened by the inevitability of it all we had plenty of warning signals we had so many missed opportunities Still we did nothing

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:30 PM

2. I agree, I am sick to death of the haters.Why else would you have a gun? Spare me the BS in advance

Sick of people claiming to be right-to-life when they have no respect for life. Sick of them crying about their rights when they have no concern for others.

Here's a hug for you

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:32 PM

3. "...it's because some monster took 20 babies...

 

...and I can't wrap my mind around someone killing children."

That's where I'm hung up. And you're not alone in your grief. This has to be the final straw and the worse thing about that is that to get to this point 27 more people died. Something must be done so that this never happens again.

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:34 PM

4. I went to a doctors appointment this morning hoping I could get away from it for a bit as I am

dancing with depression right now. The staff in the lab were standing around talking about it. This is going to hang over us for a long time. And as I looked around at the rest of the patients I realized I was not alone.

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:44 PM

6. Hugs and Light to you and everyone on this thread

 



What happened was truly hideous.

Many, especially parents with children in school, are hurting and frightened.

Let's hope the coming days show a new and powerful resolve to ban these weapons of mass killing in our county.

I hope the coming days bring peace and healing to all of us



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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:46 PM

7. As a former teacher, I am trying to wrap my head around

 

the tragedy. So far I am at a loss.

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Response to Rex (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:20 PM

11. Same here. I'm a former teacher and I keep seeing the faces of my students

I taught elementary school for nine years.....I see all of their faces even though it's been 30 years ago .

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Response to livetohike (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:27 PM

14. I am so sorry.

 

This is really hitting home.

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Response to Rex (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:19 PM

18. It's really hard but as hubby said last night

after you blow away your own mother's face, all bets are off. Still 20 little children is hard to comprehend.

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:50 PM

8. Yes, the extremists have gone mainstream and are destroying civil society. Thanks for your words.

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:02 PM

9. What really floors me is how many "right to life" are also card carrying NRA members.

Talk about mixed messages...

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Response to Initech (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:14 PM

10. they are sickos

who can't see the irony in that

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:31 PM

12. same here ... have been crying intermittently .... what would the parents not give to have

their little one, their bundle of joy back ..

You stay up nights, feeding the baby at the first hint of crying, changing diapers when it is barely dirty ...rock the baby to sleep ... and as the baby drifts off to sleep on your shoulder - you think you have rediscovered the meaning of living ....and are thankful for each moment that you have ...

and then you wake up into a nightmare that will NEVER EVER end for you .... people will feel sorry for a while and then - they will move on ..... and you will alone to wake up to every single day knowing that your son/daughter will not come running to you ...screaming 'Mummy/ Daddy' with the purest joy ever known to man.... all those things will just be memories...

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Response to srican69 (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:58 PM

13. it hurts my heart

I can't imagine being one of the parents it's horrible and so senseless it wasn't illness, or accident, that took these babies they were senselessly slaughtered by a madman

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:58 PM

15. Me too.

I have kids in school, and while I'm in Canada, I've participated in message boards for parents since my oldest was born (she's 15, my youngest is 5, I have 4 kids total) and have many friends all over the US who have 6&7 year olds. I can't let my mind go there too much either. I had the hardest time saying bye to my 2 littlest ones this morning as they got on the bus. I wanted to gather them up and bring them back home to snuggle in bed all day. My kids are the absolute lights of my life, and I can't imagine being in that nightmare where you can't wake up.
I've been crying off and on for the last few days...feeling hopeless and powerless and angry this had to happen...fuck guns for creating this nightmare. Gun owners are terrorizing your country - what good is this brand of freedom if the NRA controls everyone's lives? How is that freedom? How is it 'freedom' to post armed guards at the entrance of a public school where kids are exercising their right to an education. What about their right to live through that education? By the way, the armed guard thing has to be the most ridiculous thing I've heard (well, except for the teachers should be armed ) as my mom said, "then they'll just shoot the guard first." My family got together last night, all of them are staunch conservatives except for me, and all of them think Americans are fucking loony toons for their love of guns. My SIL, a cop, and someone who has a handgun permit thinks your laws are insane.

ugh. Those poor babies - I can't stop thinking about them.

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:11 PM

16. I read the youngest victim was shot 11 times.

I have no words. None.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:53 PM

17. OMG horrific

What kind of individual could do that?

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:31 PM

19. 11 times...

I read some of their obituaries in their local paper...and some of the stories posted there. The girl who played dead and was the only survivor of that room--covered in the blood of her friends...The boy who died in the arms of his teacher...One of the kids has a surviving twin sister...on and on. So many stories, so many lives cut short. We will never make sense of this.
Just can't understand this at all much less 11 times.

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