Sunday, December 23, 2012

We Are (Almost) All Still Here.


I was all ready to go! I got drunk, wore my sloppy sweats, acted like a total slob, and waited for the world to end.

Wait. That's what I do almost every day.

So the Mayan Apocalypse came and went. And we are all still around. Well, most of us, anyway.

There are a few less of us today. Specifically, there are 20 fewer children in the world. They went to school in NewTown, Connecticut.

One of those killed was a girl born exactly 6 days before my oldest nephew.

Yesterday, at 9:20, we all observed a minute of silence to remember those killed.

Not too long after, the head of the NRA held a "Press Conference" wherein he blamed everyone but people who use guns for the massacre. He then suggested that the only way to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future was... to introduce 10 times more people with guns into the picture.

This. Man. Is. Insane.

Perhaps this tragedy, combined with the NRA's response to it, will finally be the straw that breaks the back of the stubborn camel that is holding up real effective gun control laws in this country.

I have doubts.

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