Breaking News Bar
posted: 1/24/2013 11:02 AM

Loss of personal connections is the problem

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 

Since the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th, our nation has been inundated with news stories about children's lives cut tragically short, families devastated, heroic teachers dead, and a community forever scarred. We have heard how guns have to go. Gun laws must change. Is this the price we must pay to enjoy our Second Amendment rights?

We have heard how guns are the answer. Guns in the hands of teachers will solve the problem. More security at schools, more officers with more guns, more citizens with more guns. Expand the conceal/carry laws, that will make us all safer and crime will be reduced and if anyone tries to get into a school with the worst of intentions, that person will be blown to smithereens.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

But that's just it. The shooter. Who is "the shooter"? The shooter is someone's son or daughter, someone's family member. It's a loss for them too. Why does a person find themselves behind an automatic weapon with multiple clips pointed at anyone, let alone children?

We have become a society that doesn't value personal connection. We connect through texting, the Internet, and social media. You could rightly argue that these things bring us together. But to me, it seems we've perfected the art of connecting with someone halfway around the world, but we've lost the art of connecting with people in our own communities, sometimes people in our own homes. So we can get rid of guns, we can arm ourselves to the gills, we can spend billions on "security," or we can spend something of real value -- time -- with each other. Face to face, no phones, no computers, making sure that everyone knows that shooting someone isn't an answer and that somebody cares.

Save the shooter, Save ourselves.

Scott Frillman

Antioch

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.