Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The gun rights group issues a statement about preventing future tragedies after the shooting that killed 28, including the gunman, in Connecticut.
After days of silence, the National Rifle Association released a statement Tuesday on the tragic shooting in Newtown, saying it will make "meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." In the release, the organization begins to explain its silence, saying: "Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting." Critics had called out the group in the days following the shooting: As citizens and legislators began to fall on either side of a debate about what, if at all, should be done about gun laws, many wondered why the group was absent from the conversation. The NRA announced it will hold a press …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
"We think events like this could never happen close at home or here in Berkley. We also know that’s wishful thinking because it certainly can. What can one do?" Paul Benson asks.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
It’s challenging to celebrate this holiday season after the senseless tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. I know all of our hearts are feeling the pain and sharing the grief. Yet, there must be recovery and life will go on. The question I have is will there be anything learned from this incident, and will any changes take place to avoid it from happening again. It seems that when something bad happens, we become reactive and then move on. Hopefully the reactive behavior is beneficial. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, no corrective action is taken. It’s like buying a home alarm system after your house has been broken into. It’s reactionary and not being proactive like buying an alarm system before the home …
27 people, 20 of them children, are reported dead in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to Newtown Patch. How are you talking about the tragedy with your kids?
The news of the elementary school shooting Friday in Newtown, CT, is difficult enough to talk about with adults. But what can you say to children, particularly when so many of the victims were students? Newtown Patch in Connecticut is posting live updates about the shootings, took the lives of 27, 20 of which were children. The lone shooter, 20, is also dead. The incident will raise questions about how future such massacres can be prevented. It will also require parents everywhere to figure out how to discuss the violence with their children, many of whom will be returning to their schools next week. Parenting.com offers advice for discussing tragic incidents with children. Among the suggestions: The New York Times parenting blog offers a …