An official with knowledge of Connecticut school shooting tells the Associated Press that 27 people are dead, including 18 children. Many of the shootings took place in a kindergarten classroom, sources told the Hartford Courant. The gunman is reported dead.
If only teachers and janitors were only allowed to concealed-carry in schools, this senseless tragedy might not have happened.
Seriously, this is hitting too close to home. I have a niece and nephew who go to school in CT. Some years back I had to call my sister to see if my brother-in-law was OK after a workplace shooting, also in CT.
I write the following as a 30+ year gun owner who believes I DO have a right to own a firearm... within reasonable restrictions. But because the Right needed to bastardize the Second for political purposes to invent a more absolutist right to a gun, innocent citizens are being forced into an arms race with armed psychopaths who seem to easily slip through the holes of current system. If these innocent citizens don't carry, they they might be the next victim... and the guns nuts on the Right will say they only had themselves to blame.
Such insanity has become the new normal.