posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 08:31 PM
Originally posted by SunnyDee
Originally posted by spacedog1973
We've had many singing events aimed to draw attention to tragedies and keep it in the public consciousness. Don't assume that because people here
are reminded of it everyday thats its that same for everyone else. The issue is an ongoing one and the children here represent not just those that
were killed at Sandy hook, but are symbols of other children who have likewise been affected by gun violence everyday.
So, it makes perfect sense to you to use a giant football game to remind the world that kids and adults were somehow killed recently?
Yes, why wouldn't they use a highly watched sport to refreshen the incident in people's minds; those who's attention has moved onto the next
tragedy. Its the Sandy Hook incident which has been the catalyst for these reviews of firearms legislation. Sandy Hook kids, any kids for that
matter evoke paternal and maternal instincts in us - we want to protect them.
The facts are that we live in a media world as you know. News remains news until the next news overthrows it. Momentum can slow. I'm sure disaster
relief contributions from the public for example, spike most when reminded. Adverts do work.
Maybe we should have singers from the families that were affected by hurrican Sandy also, while we're at it, and maybe from all the
devastated farmers of drought from 2012.....it's propaganda!
Firearms aren't forces of nature, we can prepare for forces of nature and there are agencies staffed specifically to do that around the world on
multiple levels of expertise and power. Planning for the worst that could happen we have learned, is the most effective method of reducing the
overall effect of the disaster. Discussion in this regard to firearms is likewise preparing for the worst with the aim of having a plan/s that can
minimize the overall effect of the disaster. I don't see the problem in discussing ways of reducing the risk of children being killed by
If the people in power really cared, they'd not do this, but televise the details of the investigation into what happened for us all. They
would be open and honest, not just keep us in the dark and play sad songs for us!
There is nothing wrong with a published account of what occurred. But, as with everything else, if you ask a question and you already think you
know the answer to it, its a waste of time asking. An inquiring mind is an open mind.