12/17/12 - Who's To Blame? - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

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12/17/12 - Who's To Blame?

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Twenty children, six adults...all died at the hands of the gunman at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut Friday morning. As a nation we mourn, and we wonder why did this have to happen. . .again. And finding no answers we retreat and try to assess blame.

Some blame the government for taking prayer out of the schools, some the mental health system. Some blame the guns themselves. There has been no end to the blame we all have tried place somewhere...anywhere...trying to make sense of this senseless tragedy.

However, the sad truth of the matter is, we as a nation need to accept a little of the blame ourselves. Folks what we are doing to combat this type of violence in our country is simply not working. To borrow a line from one of my facebook friends:

"each time this happens, we express horror . . . and then we do nothing. This is a real problem, and an American problem. It is a complicated problem. If we are to truly address it, EVERYTHING needs to be on the table: gun control or gun regulation. Education. Safety. Mental health. The culture of violence. All of it. There has been too much posturing, politicization and blather all ready."

Here is the bottom line. Once again a gunman walked into a school, a safe haven for children, and executed six adults and twenty little kids. This time, let's do something about it.

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