Sorry, just can't bring myself to post some lighthearted banter yet; and I'm sure we have all already read plenty about...well, you know.
Just...if I see that stupid Mr. Rogers quote in my newsfeed ONE MORE TIME, I'm not sure what will happen. But it won't be good. I don't mind telling my kids "Look for the helpers" when there's a natural disaster. But I'm not discussing this incident with my little kids at all. Because, if I did, I would have to explain to them the scariest part of this whole thing: how we, as citizens, lack the political pull or will or whatever to effect even the smallest of changes in our gun laws. How, unlike the REST OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD, we can't get our lawmakers to agree to ban semi-assault weapons and rigorously regulate gun ownership.
See, I don't find it difficult to explain to my children that there is evil in this world. That's easy. Kids grasp that intuitively. What's harder to explain is our country's unwillingness to do something to minimize its effects.