Typing that makes me cry.
Still, I am no more personally involved in this than anyone else whose parents are teachers or whose siblings or children are in grade school. Compared to those families in Newtown, I lost nothing on Friday. To halt my life or talk about my own grief, to refuse to move forward, feels wrong to me when they still have to wake up every morning and go on. I am so, so lucky.
Be passionate and informed, and remember that those you disagree with would give just as much as you would to make this stop. Having different ideas about what will make that happen doesn't make a person ignorant or closed-minded or cold. An opinion that is different from yours is not the evil we're fighting against. Eye rolling and name calling have no place in this battle -- and yes, it will be a battle.