Being away from any source of news almost all day Friday, it wasn’t until I got home that I became fully aware of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Not being a parent, there is no way I can begin to understand the depth of feeling for those who lost a child yesterday. The president conveyed in his remarks, though, the extent that such an action shakes parents everywhere.
I do know what it is like to lose someone you love to a senseless act of violence: my baby brother was murdered on April 15, 1995. I know how the date gets seared into your brain, how the shock never fully wears off, how the sense of loss never quite goes away.
My heart is heavy for the families of all of those murdered yesterday.
It’s time to do something to keep this from happening again.