James B. Earley
James B. Earley (5 April 1934 / Mounds, Il)
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Connecticut - America's Loss Of Innocence..Through Lack Of Will
Yesterday we witnessed the intentional violation of that sanctuary more sacred to the Nation's common good than the Church itself. The 'school' represents the Country's future, and failing that institution in any manageable way lends dismal reflection on who and what we are as a people. We are reminded of that reflection in the tragic loss of life we saw in the sanctioned act of domestic terrorism. Sanctioned in the literal sense, in part through public and legislative lack of will to constructively and positively address that pervasive malignancy - death by gunshot.
The critical understanding is that it is impossible to legislate the criminally demented mind. But legislation is in fact possible toward lessening the destructive value afforded that mind, as there is no legitimate rationale permitting public access to the types of weapons as utilized in this sordid affair. 'Gun control' remains divisive, each view presenting valid opposition - a status quo unlikely to change. But frank discussions regarding non-availability of certain weapons could perhaps induce some meeting of the minds toward mutual consideration.
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