It’s been almost a year now since the tragedy at Sandy Hook, CT. It was an incident that touched a lot of people from all over the world, and especially here in Connecticut.
Woodbury, where I live, is only a few short miles away and I’m in Sandy Hook several times a month. Every time I’m there I’m reminded what happened. I can’t begin to imagine the loss those people who were directly involved must feel. How do they cope? Nothing we can do will ever make things right again for them, but it might help if some sort of plan to at least reduce the chance of anything like what happened to them ever happening again would be a start.
Unfortunately those who support some sort of additional gun control and those who are opposed are still miles apart, and it doesn’t look as though anything positive is going to result. What is needed is some way to bridge their differences. A place where the many sides can come together and hash out a plan to at least talk meaningfully about the issues. Maybe they should meet on the bridge to Sandy Hook. They could set up a table and and chairs right in the middle of the bridge and not leave the bridge, rain or shine, until something has been settled. It’s just an idea, but I’m afraid the bridge is going to fall down before that will ever happen.