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    We pretend it will never happen to us as it's happening to others.
    it reminded me of the statement by David Wheeler, father of Ben, who was murdered at Sandy Hook. He said (paraphrased): You hear of these incidents. But it's someone else's town, someone else's school, someone else's child.....(tearing up) and then it's not.

    You know, the Senate started some kind of fund regarding suicide. Former senator, Gordon Smith, had a son who committed suicide. And the Senate took action. Sen. Rob Portman has a gay son, so he's now for marriage equality. Why does it take something personal to get it through to our elected officials that they need to take action?

    While this is a beautiful diary, and it makes me feel extremely sad, it also makes me angry. "How many deaths will it take 'til He knows that too many people have died?" The answer has to stop blowin' in the wind.

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