U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday consoled the Connecticut town shattered by the massacre of 20 young schoolchildren, lauding residents' courage in the face of tragedy and saying the United States was not doing enough to protect its children.
When something happens that overwhelms our emotions - as when a shooter murders 20 schoolchildren in cold blood- we get dizzy and out of balance. The shock and horror are too much to take.
Looking for ways to explain America’s epidemic of mass shootings -- including Friday’s murder of 27 people, including 20 children, at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school – many pundits are blaming the country’s “culture of violence” and its preference for “protecting guns over children.” But the majority of Americans favor strict gun control laws. No, let's not burden Americans with collective guilt. The problem is more narrow -- and more fixable -- than that.