DISCUSS: Newtown Tragedy Brings Guns, Mental Health Issues to Forefront
"We have to change," President Barack Obama tells a grieving community and nation. But what does that mean to you?
For many, the timing for such a discussion was too soon, but as details emerged over the weekend about the mass murder, and the identities of the slain became known to the world, the chorus only grew louder for change. It was a message President Barack Obama emphasized on Sunday night, speaking at a memorial in Newtown.
"These tragedies must end, and to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and it is true. No single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. But that can't be an excuse for inaction. Surely we can do better than this," he said.
But what exactly does that mean to you? Where do you stand on gun control or our nation's mental health care? Let us know in the comments below.
Across the Long Island Sound, families are still mourning their lost children, so we ask that you keep the conversation civil as a measure of respect to them. Mean or insensitive comments will be deleted.
Story by Henry Powderly
Editor's Note: To watch President Obama's speech, click here.