Today I am in mourning for the innocent children slaughtered at the school in Newtown, Connecticut by an armed maniac. How many children have to die before we do something to stop weapons getting into the hands of lunatics? My heart goes out to the mothers and fathers of the children who died and to all those who survived. This morning at the breakfast table I surfed the internet looking for news, watching video on the killings with tears streaming down my face. When my children awoke I quickly wiped off the tears and closed my computer. I was ashamed to tell them that in the United States of America innocent children risk their lives going to school, a movie or a shopping mall. The United States has the political will to hunt down Osama Bin Laden, but we don’t have the will to stop the murder and bloodshed inflicted by our own people on our own children at home. In the United States just about anyone can buy a gun and go shoot up whoever they want, and when the shooting stops we all cry and wring our hands until the next massacre happens. It is time to do something to stop this.
Trisha is a TV journalist working for AP TV News in Rome. She is married to an Italian and is a Mamma of three.