I am sickened with today’s news of another mass shooting in this country, this time at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Preliminary reports indicate around 20 people are dead, half or more of whom are children. It was only a couple of days ago that we were still coming to terms with a shooting at a mall in Portland, Oregon.
Gun violence has been a recurring topic on this blog during the last two years, after shootings that took the lives of two Sikh grandfathers on their daily walk in Elk Grove, California, in March, 2011, and another in which six Sikhs were killed in their Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in August of this year. Today, it is difficult to think of much else when innocent children at a school are now the latest victims of the plague of gun violence across this country.
This will be my only post today, as my thoughts and prayers go to the children and adults killed in Newtown, Connecticut.