A Federal Judge and 5 others were murdered. A U.S. Congresswoman was shot in the head, execution style, and is fighting for her life as I write this. All told 20 people were shot by one man in front of a Safeway in Tucson, Arizona over the weekend.
On December 4, 2008 I wrote a letter to my community newspaper: "I am deeply troubled by the racism and hate-mongering that is rearing its ugly head against President-elect Obama. I am sensing the same dangerous atmosphere that engulfed us in the '60s and ultimately led to the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy. I say to all people of faith, put a stop to this, put a stop to this now."
Should we really be surprised that this blood bath occurred? The difference between then and now is that today there are enough guns in this country to arm every man, woman and child. Are we to walk away from yet another slaughter without doing something to end the gun violence that is engulfing our Nation? If our leaders are sincere about coming together during this tragedy, than have the courage to stand up to the gun lobby and pass some common sense gun laws.