In every person's life-especially people like me who are looking down the barrel of 77-there are a few things that happen that leave an indelible memory. You know exactly where you were, what you were doing and the time it happened. Today is one of those days.
Exactly 7 years ago today-practically to the hour I write this-a deranged lunatic entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and murdered 26 people-20 of whom were children. As I look back I wonder how much progress has been made in 1)identifying individuals who commit things like this and 2)efforts to keep guns out of the hands of crazy people.
I regret to report there has been sadly little progress. To the contrary, since Sandy Hook there have been more school shootings and many, many more shootings involving other venues.
The pro-gun politicians will do nothing but utter "thoughts and prayers" and collect their blood money from the NRA. The gun control people have little recourse but to continue to lobby law makers for change.
It is a sad scenario. In the meantime all we can do is the best we can.
Peace to you and yours in this holiday season.