We were so sorry to hear about the tragic mass shooting in DC yesterday. We have lived here in Virginia for over 50 years and have so many friends who live in work downtown. Including many who work at the Navy Yard.
My husband and I wanted to add our sympathies, prayers and thoughts to everyone who has been touched by this event.
Like many we are looking for answers to try to make sense of it all. Sadly you can never make sense of a senseless act. The more information that comes out of the investigation, the more we hear about guns, the culture of violence, and yet again, mental disorders within the shooter.
When is America going to take notice and realize that implementing more gun laws and more gun control is not solving the problem? Unless this country starts to have a serious debate about the violence of our entertainment, and more importantly the lack of support and funding for mental health disorders the more often this kind of event will take place.
It’s not fair to the rest of America who becomes the victim in these senseless crimes. It’s not fair to the husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, parents and children who must live with the consequences of the violence purported by those who need our compassion and concern long before they pick up a gun and head to the local mall, school or business.
The people who were killed yesterday were not military personnel doing a ob during a period of war or conflict. They were American citizens who volunteered to work for our government, here at home. Here on our own American soil. Here, in a place they believed was safe and secure.