Skip to comments.The day Christmas died (Newtown Massacre)
Posted on 12/18/2012 9:50:21 AM PST by Perseverando
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The countdown had begun. Christmas Eve was just 10 days away. For the children, excitement was building, as it should.
Then, in a burst of what can only be described as naked evil, it was over.
What had begun as a normal school day took a turn no one could have anticipated or even imagined.
Sandy Hook Elementary School, grades K through 4, in the quiet village of Newtown, Conn., became the target of a plot that was carried out with diabolical accuracy that turned classrooms into a charnel house.
Adam Lanza, 20, went to the school armed with two handguns, a Glock and a Sig Sauer, as well as a .223 Bushmaster rifle.
As I write this, not all the details are clear, but what is clear is the outcome of his intent.
Police say he first shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, in the face at their home, killing her.
Then he took her guns and her car to the school, where he broke in and targeted victims, first killing Principal Dawn Hochsprung and the school psychologist, Mary Sherlach.
He kept shooting and killing, finally opening fire in two classrooms, mowing down the little ones.
In all, 20 children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, as were six adults.
Twenty-six dead. Then Adam Lanza killed himself. Add to that his mothers murder, and the death toll is 28.
There may be others; police are reportedly looking for Lanzas girlfriend.
Police say the entire attack took only minutes. Emergency help arrived quickly, and there was a call for ambulances but then it was canceled.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
Off-duty police officers
The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), which was intended to entitle qualified law enforcement officers to carry weapons nation-wide, does not provide any exceptions to Federal Law per 18 U.S.C. § 926B. Although the GFSZA does provide an exception for a law-enforcement officer performing their official duties, it does not provide any protection for an off-duty officer. An off-duty LEOSA qualified officer is unable to legally travel within one-thousand (1000) feet of any K-12 school while armed unless he/she has a valid carry license issued by that state.
please add to my post - from Wikipedia as the source
Gee, hyperbole much?
Christmas didn’t die. Christmas will be celebrated forever because CHRIST LIVES!
JESUS is the REASON for the SEASON.
STAR OF THE EAST
Star of the East, oh Bethlehem's star,
Guiding us on to heaven afar.
Sorrow and grief are lulled by thy light.
Thou hope of each mortal, in death's lonely night
Fearless and tranquil, we look up to Thee,
Knowing thou beam'st through eternity.
Help us to follow where Thou still dost guide
Pilgrims of earth so wise.
Oh star that leads to God above.
Whose rays are peace, and joy, and love.
Watch o'er us still till life hath ceased.
Beam on, bright star, sweet Bethlehems star.
Star of the East, thou hope of the soul.
While round us here the dark billows roll.
Lead us from sin to glory afar,
Oh, star of the East, thou sweet Bethlehem's star.
Gee, insensitive and care nothing for others much?
No, just for those who would use this tragedy for their own agendas (like the journalist who came up with the overwrought and melodramatic title of this piece)