Yesterday we heard the news that a gunman opened fire on his mother (Nancy Lanza) and her entire class of kindergartners in Newtown, Connecticut (we’ve since learned that Adam Lanza actually killed his mother in her home, and that she was not actually a full-time teacher at the school, but may have been a substitue). The young man brought terror to Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 20 children, 7 adults, and presumably himself. Like many of you, I’ve been following the story and reading a lot of different responses to the tragedy. I just came across an interview the HuffPost conducted with Stephen Barton, a shooting victim of the mass murder that took place earlier this year in Aurora, Colorado during a premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. Check out the video above. I can really appreciate much of what Stephen has to say, and I truly hope people (myself included) heed his call for active discussion and change regarding our collective response (or lack thereof) to these tragedies.
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