I am so angry, and full of tears.
I feel so lucky to be here and drop Henry off at school and know he doesn't have to walk through a metal detector, he doesn't have to practice what to do if a gun man comes to his school to inflict damage to the community, he doesn't have to deal with a friend being hurt or killed while playing with the family gun.
I understand and support hunting.
I understand and support gun club members.
I do not understand the need to have semi automatic weapons in the home.
And to do something I normally would never do in this, the crappiest year of political maneuverings here in Australia, I will paraphrase one of our federal politicians, Chris Bowen.
The right of a 6 year old girl to go to school safely far outweighs the right of anyone to have a semi automatic weapon.
I know that there is nothing I can do about another countries' gun policy but I could not stay quiet on such a tragic weekend.
Hug your children as we all have been doing over the weekend. I cannot imagine a Christmas without them as so many will be doing in Connecticut next week.
Back to normal blogging tomorrow.