I try to avoid making many political statements on the Internet, so all I will say is this: I am sad. I'm sad today to hear the awful news about children being murdered in school. I am terrified to be one of those parents some day.
Before my surgery, I was made aware that cancer would result in me never having children. Luckily, my tumor was benign and I am still able to have kids, but not without a potential struggle -- my chances of miscarriage or other complications are much higher now, and I will reach menopause earlier than average women. I have no choice in the matter, and because of these risks, lately the idea of trying to start a family has scared me. What's really unfortunate now, is today I have more reasons to be afraid. And that's what makes me sad.
I never thought something like this could happen to innocent children that were in a place they were told was safe. Even the surviving children may never fully recover from the horror. They must have been frightened. I wish I could hug them all and play with them on the playground to make them forget the bad things in the world, because that's what kids are supposed to do! They shouldn't have to watch their friends die, or face death themselves just because some jerkwad lost control of his own life.
I make no statement for or against gun control. I just want to live in a place I can feel safe, where I can feel comfortable starting my own family without having to face the tragedy of outliving my own children, nieces, nephews, or grandchildren.