Excerpt: “It’s as if there is a national script that we have learned … to despair. ‘That’s the way the world is now.’ I don’t know what to do, but I do know despair is a victory for hate, hate want us to be too weak to change anything.”
Take Home Message: Love is a verb; to love is to do something.
Excerpt: “As a new father, what do I tell my kids? What if my kids are gay, what do I tell them? There is a lesson in tolerance here…If someone doesn’t live the way you want them to live you can’t just buy a gun and kill them. That is not okay … This was just one bad guy here..there is always more good than evil…keep on dancing.”
Take Home Message: As a nation we need more tolerance, debate and conflict resolution.
Excerpt: “The news out of Orlando yesterday is still impossible to fathom. That so many people can lose there lives so quickly because of somebody’s demented rage will never make sense, and God help us if it ever does. I simply do not understand why anybody in this country is able to purchase and own a semi-automatic assault rifle … these mass shootings are happening so often now that lamenting them afterwards is becoming a national ritual … its time to grow up and figure this out.”
Take Home Message: These are weapons of war, they have no place in civilian life.
Sandy Hook Shooting
Excerpt: “I’m not dumb enough to think this is a problem of guns .. and you can’t just say it’s mental health or emotional problems..the problem here is so multi-facted…there is an X factor.”
Take Home Message: Increase of school shootings is too scary not to take action.
Excerpt: “It’s fucking unbelievable to me. I use the F-word because of all the outrage in me. These weapons fire so rapidly that there is no sport in it. ”
Take Home Message: It’s a mental health issue as much as it is a gun issue. People cannot afford the care they so desperately need.
Excerpt: “He went from obscurity to infamy..known mostly in this neighborhood as someone who did not play well with others…He did not snap just this morning and decide to act out violently. These crimes involve planning, a thoughtfulness and strategy to put the pan together.”
Take Home Message: Nobody has any concrete motive for Adam’s mass killing of innocent children.
Excerpt: “We don’t know what to do, we haven’t figured it out yet…the triggers come from everything.”
Take Home Message: We must create a new normal to survive and its not easy.
God Bless America,
A Warrior Princess