These images are just so heart-wrenching.  This one is by far one of the saddest.

When I think about the parents of the 18 children killed at this horrible incident in Newtown, Connecticut this morning, I can’t help but cry.  Those parents rushed to the school to pick up their children and bring them home to safety, only to watch other parents find their children while they waited to be told their children wouldn’t be coming out.  Those parents will have to live with the pain of knowing their young children went to school like any other morning but will never be coming home again.  Those parents will have to go home and see their child’s bedroom, knowing they won’t be tucking them in and giving them goodnight kisses anymore.  Those parents will have to unwrap and return all the Christmas gifts they bought their children, knowing they were only a few days away from seeing the joy on their children’s faces when they opened them.

My heart just feels so heavy thinking of the sorrow they will have to live with every day.  I can’t even imagine how devastating this must be, and I can only hope that I will never have to know the pain of losing a child in my own life.  My thoughts and prayers go out to those parents who had to experience it today.

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Because our 24/7 news media can’t actually do actual journalism, CNN, MSNBC, FOX and others have all just helped ruin someone’s life because they posted headline pictures of the wrong fucking Ryan Lanza.

Facebook groups calling for his death have already been created. Apparently it’s now open season on anyone named Ryan Lanza. Share this so people stop having blood vengeance for whoever this guy is.

Update: apparently the shooter may not have been named Ryan Lanza at all. Great job media. Apparently it may have been his brother Adam instead. So his mother and brother are now dead and the media ruined his life during it all because our 24/7 news networks are more concerned over ratings than holding themselves to actual journalistic credentials. All glory to the free market.

This is Victoria. She died a hero yesterday. She hid her first graders in the cabinets and closets after hearing the gunfire. When the shooter came to her classroom, she told him that her students were in the gym. He then gunned her down and moved on. She saved the lives of all of her students. Please pass this on if you see it. She deserves to be remembered for her bravery.♥

NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut/AP)— CBS News is reporting that 27 people are dead, including 14 students, after a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The gunman is among the dead.

CBS News’ John Miller reports there is preliminary information that the gunman was the father of one of the students. Miller also says that at least a couple dozen people were shot.

Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers. Click the link above for more recent news. Holding off on posts for a few hours to stay tuned into this. 

I know many of you don’t find Obama as a perfect president, but he’s a genuine person with a good heart and I respect him for that and so much more. Rest in peace to all of the innocent lives taken in Newtown, Connecticut this morning. My heart goes out to all of the families involved. Heaven gained many young, beautiful angels today. 

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At least 27 dead in mass school shooting, including 18 children aged from 5 to 10: official
NEWTOWN, Conn. — At least 27 people are dead, 18 of them children, after a shooting in a Connecticut elementary school, making it one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

An entire classroom of children is still unaccounted for, according to local newspaper reports. Roughly 600 students attend the school and are between the ages of five and 10.

The shooter was also killed inside the school and apparently had more than one gun, a person with knowledge of the shooting said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way. (Jessica Hill/AP; Douglas Healey/Getty Images; AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)

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61 in 30 years: A timeline of mass shootings in America
December 15, 2012

On Friday morning, 27 people were reportedly shot and killed  at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, CT. According to sources, 18 of these casualties were children. This is the second mass shooting in the US this week, after a gunmanopened fire  in an Oregon shopping mall on Tuesday, killing 2. ABC News reports that there have been 31 school shootings in the US since Columbine in 1999, when 13 people were killed.

The rate of people killed by guns in the US is  19.5 times higher  than similar high-income countries in the world. In the last 30 years since 1982, America has mourned at least 61 mass murders . Below is a timeline of mass shootings in the US since the Columbine High massacre:

  • December 11, 2012. On Tuesday, 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts  killed 2 people and himself with a stolen rifle in Clackamas Town Center, Oregon. His motive is unknown.
  • September 27, 2012. Five were  shot to death  by 36-year-old Andrew Engeldinger at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis, MN. Three others were wounded. Engeldinger went on a rampage after losing his job, ultimately killing himself.
  • August 5, 2012. Six Sikh temple members were killed  when 40-year-old US Army veteran Wade Michael Page opened fire in a gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Four others were injured, and Page killed himself.
  • July 20, 2012. During the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, CO, 24-year-old James Holmes killed 12 people  and wounded 58. Holmes was arrested outside the theater.
  • May 29, 2012. Ian Stawicki opened fire  on Cafe Racer Espresso in Seattle, WA, killing 5 and himself after a citywide manhunt.
  • April 6, 2012. Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, shot 5 black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in racially motivated shooting spree. Three died.
  • April 2, 2012. A former student, 43-year-old One L. Goh killed 7 people  at Oikos University, a Korean Christian college in Oakland, CA. The shooting was the sixth-deadliest school massacre in the US and the deadliest attack on a school since the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre.
  • October 14, 2011. Eight people died in a shooting at Salon Meritage  hair salon in Seal Beach, CA. The gunman, 41-year-old Scott Evans Dekraai, killed six women and two men dead, while just one woman survived. It was Orange County’s deadliest mass killing.
  • September 6, 2011. Eduardo Sencion, 32, entered an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, NV and shot 12 people. Five died, including three National Guard members.
  • January 8, 2011. Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head  when 22-year-old Jared Loughner opened fire on an event she was holding at a Safeway market in Tucson, AZ. Six people died, including Arizona District Court Chief Judge John Roll, one of Giffords’ staffers, and a 9-year-old girl. 19 total were shot. Loughner has been sentenced to seven life terms plus 140 years, without parole.
  • August 3, 2010. Omar S. Thornton, 34, gunned down  Hartford Beer Distributor in Manchester, CT after getting caught stealing beer. Nine were killed, including Thornton, and two were injured.
  • November 5, 2009. Forty-three people were shot  by Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan at the Fort Hood army base in Texas. Hasan reportedly yelled “Allahu Akbar!” before opening fire, killing 13 and wounding 29 others.
  • April 3, 2009. Jiverly Wong, 41, opened fire  at an immigration center in Binghamton, New York before committing suicide. He killed 13 people and wounded 4.
  • March 29, 2009. Eight people died in a shooting  at the Pinelake Health and Rehab nursing home in Carthage, NC. The gunman, 45-year-old Robert Stewart, was targeting his estranged wife who worked at the home and survived. Stewart was sentenced to life in prison.
  • February 14, 2008. Steven Kazmierczak, 27,  opened fire  in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University, killing 6 and wounding 21. The gunman shot and killed himself before police arrived. It was the fifth-deadliest university shooting in US history.
  • February 7, 2008. Six people died and two were injured in a  shooting spree  at the City Hall in Kirkwood, Missouri. The gunman, Charles Lee Thornton, opened fire during a public meeting after being denied construction contracts he believed he deserved. Thornton was killed by police.
  • December 5, 2007. A 19-year-old boy, Robert Hawkins,  shot up  a department store in the Westroads Mall in Omaha, NE. Hawkins killed 9 people and wounded 4 before killing himself. The semi-automatic rifle he used was stolen from his stepfather’s house.
  • April 16, 2007. Virginia Tech became the site of the  deadliest school shooting  in US history when a student, Seung-Hui Choi, gunned down 56 people. Thirty-two people died in the massacre.
  • February 12, 2007. In Salt Lake City’s Trolley Square Mall, 5 people were  shot to death  and 4 others were wounded by 18-year-old gunman Sulejman Talović. One of the victims was a 16-year-old boy.
  • October 2, 2006. An Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, PA was  gunned down  by 32-year-old Charles Carl Roberts, Roberts separated the boys from the girls, binding and shooting the girls. 5 young girls died, while 6 were injured. Roberts committed suicide afterward.
  • March 25, 2006. Seven died and 2 were injured by 28-year-old Kyle Aaron Huff in a shooting spree  through Capitol Hill in Seattle, WA. The massacre was the worst killing in Seattle since 1983.
  • March 21, 2005. Teenager Jeffrey Weise killed his grandfather and his grandfather’s girlfriend before  opening fire  on Red Lake Senior High School, killing 9 people on campus and injuring 5. Weise killed himself.
  • March 12, 2005. A Living Church of God meeting was  gunned down  by 44-year-old church member Terry Michael Ratzmann at a Sheraton hotel in Brookfield, WI. Ratzmann was thought to have had religious motivations, and killed himself after executing the pastor, the pastor’s 16-year-old son, and 7 others. Four were wounded.
  • July 8, 2003. Doug Williams, a Lockheed Martin employee,  shot up  his plant in Meridian, MI in a racially-motivated rampage. He shot 14 people, most of them African American, and killed 7.
  • September 15, 1999. Larry Gene Ashbrook  opened fire  on a Christian rock concert and teen prayer rally at Wedgewood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX. He killed 7 people and wounded 7 others, almost all teenagers. Ashbrook committed suicide.
  • July 29, 1999. Mark Orrin Barton, 44,  murdered his wife and two children with a hammer before shooting up two Atlanta day trading firms. Barton, a day trader, was believed to be motivated by huge monetary losses. He killed 12 including his family and injured 13 before killing himself.
  • April 20, 1999. In the deadliest high school shooting in US history, teenagers Eric Harris and Dylan Kiebold  shot up Columbine High School  in Littleton, CO. They killed 13 people and wounded 21 others. They killed themselves after the massacre.

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A young boy wrote this while hearing gunshots during lockdown at Sandy Hook during the shooting. 

"I love you mom. I am happy and well, sorry for not being a good son and not being happy if I ever was. I love you in Heaven." - Brian

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These men are all terrorists. None of them are Muslim. None of them were labelled ‘terrorists’ by the mainstream media, who instead chose to use the terms ‘mentally ill’, ‘shooter’, ‘killer’ and other names much tamer than that normally reserved for Muslim perpetrators.

1. James Holmes: Aurora cinema shooting, 2012.
Death count: 24

2. Adam Lanza: Sandy Hook kindergarten shooting, 2012.
Death count: 27 (excluding himself)

3. Anders Breivik: Oslo shooting, 2011.
Death count: 77

4. James von Brunn: Holocaust Memorial shooting, 2009.
Death count: 1

The final one shares the same death toll as the recent Woolwich murder. Yet why, in both articles (and in all articles listed in this post regarding all of these perpetrators) is the word ‘terrorist’ never once mentioned? Whereas the Woolwich murderer, who is Muslim but linked with no violent organisation, was instantly labelled a terrorist and sparked strong anti-immigration protests in the UK.

I smell an absurd double standard.

This picture really hit me. Imagine getting a call from your son or daughters’ school saying that there was a shooting and you need to come immediately. When you arrive, you stand with the other parents waiting and hoping for your child to be safe. You search all around, through the crowd of screams and cries. All the other parents start
to find their children and begin to leave. Your heart starts beating faster as you search all around and there is still no sign of your son or daughter.

An officer stops you and you start to have
the must horrible feeling. He tells you they identified one of the dead children, and it is your kid.

You throat starts to close as the tears pour down your face. You drop to the ground as the officer tries to comfort you.

Imagine that. Imagine how it would feel to drive home knowing your kid is not in the back seat. Having to tell family members or wait, did they already hear from the news? Imagine walking into your house seeing the toys your kid will never play with again, their lunch they forgot that morning that they will never get to eat. Imagine passing their closed door that will never be opened again. Imagine the feeling of returning that blue bike they wanted so badly for christmas or that new doll. Imagine instead of spending Christmas morning opening presents, seeing the smiles on your kids face and having fun, you’re burying your baby.

Imagine.

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