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NEWTOWN MUST BE REMEMBERED

In the news the past year was the unfortunate incident wherein a disturbed man took an assault rifle into a school and shot to death 20 innocent young children and six teachers/ administrators before his life was ended. He also killed his mother, with one of the guns from her own collection, before going to the school. 28 dead, shaking the atmosphere of the small classic New England town of Newtown, Connecticut.

Every time something like this happens, the call for gun control is renewed and the lawmakers have a look at it and the activists beat drums and give speeches and the priests and pastors speak about it in bulletins and sermons. But then, as the news reports, enthusiasm for deeper weapons control fades.

THIS TIME THE LIGHT MUST STAY ON; IT MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO FADE!!!! THIS TIME IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE TORCH BE KEPT BURNING.

The lives of those children and innocents must be kept alive in our memories and our collective national consciousness. Otherwise the events of Newtown, of Aurora in Colorado, of other mass killings and shootings around the world will happen, be spoken of and spun in the news and the media, will give a bit of spark to lunchtime conversations and the evening discussions in the worship centers, and then fade into the background as other issues such as war, politics, and transportation are put in the spin machine for the mass media.

WE MUST ADVOCATE FOR BANS ON ASSAULT WEAPONS NOW!

Divi Logan, Nashville and Chicago, ©2013.

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