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Rep. Speier: Connecticut Shooting an 'Unspeakable Tragedy'

A gunman rampaged through Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Friday morning killing up to 30 people.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, said Friday afternoon she is at a loss for words in response to the tragic massacre in Connecticut that has shocked the entire nation.

"Watching in horror and disbelief at what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School this morning, I can’t find words to describe the shock and sadness I am feeling for the children and adults who were senselessly murdered," Speier said.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the parents, families and school employees in Newtown, Connecticut who are confronting an unspeakable tragedy," she said.

The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday morning horrified the nation and left parents questioning how they can protect their children.

Twenty-seven people were killed—the majority of them children between the ages of 5 and 10—at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. The violence is the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.

"The senseless taking of 26 lives raises so many questions about why this happened and what can be done to make certain it is not repeated elsewhere. But these questions have been asked before and each time the response has been one of grief followed by inaction," Speier said.

"Perhaps, this latest tragedy will lead to the kind of policies that will effectively prevent troubled people in this country from obtaining guns capable of massacring innocent people," she said.

Alvy Singer December 16, 2012 at 03:06 AM
True, generally speaking, Boys need their fathers. In fact with women working now, and feeling more stressed they shoot their mouths off not realizing the damage to the kids. Plus they have the protection from the police in case the husband try's to straighten them out. All the while shes the one on PMS. Irrational. We are living in an irrational world driven by irrational minds on PMS.
Pacificat December 16, 2012 at 03:10 AM
If two parents are necessarily better than one single parent, then three parents must be better than two.
Alvy Singer December 16, 2012 at 03:15 AM
What we are witnessing is the effects of feminism on our boys. They cant take it any more and the weaker ones explode like this. Its the women's fault. I don't blame the kid. I blame the women and the police. Because if the police show up at her house and tell her to stop causing trouble, maybe she would clean up her act and the kid would have had a chance. Instead, they remove the husband, the divorce happens, and the young man is destroyed along with innocent children. I say they got it right when boys and girls were separated in the schools and men taught boys. Not women. I'm also for school programs that allow boys to vent aggression from their rising testosterone levels. Boxing, blowing stuff up in science class etc.
Alvy Singer December 16, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Wolfone....if the kid was a genius it has no impact on the situation. His mother drove him crazy. Just like Harvey Milk drove his co worker crazy and five of his boyfriends, all of which committed suicide. Harvey Milk was surrounded by death and destruction. What I am indicating is the root cause analysis. Forget about homophobes for a second. I like to refer to it has Homosexual Paranoia. Why do your call yourself Wolf?
Alvy Singer December 16, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Didn't you ever hear the phrase "It takes two to tango"? or the line.... "I'm writing a book about my mother....Its called the castrating Zionist" f you take psychology in college, you will learn all about how mothers all across this world are the cause of mental illness in children. There are plenty of examples of Serial Killers who all had crazy, neglectful or abusive mothers. As a society what has been done about that concept? Nothing. What we should do is pass legislation that charges the mothers with murder if something like this occurs, and provide treatment for the child who was abused. That for sure will put an end to it.

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