I'm actually glad he said it. I've long waited for someone to give an honest - Neaderthologic response to a tragedy they have no intention of trying to help or victims they have no intention of trying to comfort.
I've also waited for what you will read further. In this case Erika Lafferty, the daughter of Dawn Lafferty, the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary, who died in a hail of gunfire not so very long ago. Her words are a lot wiser than Joe the Plumber....
Every day in this country 86 lives are cut short with guns. Multiply that number by 365 and you get more than 30,000 families who suffer from gun violence over the course of a year.
My mother was one of the 86 on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. A gunman entered the school where she was the principal, and in just minutes he murdered 26 children and educators. She died protecting her students, and now there’s a massive void in my family where my mom and my best friend once was. This past week, hundreds of families experienced similar pain—some in Santa Barbara, and many more scattered in communities throughout the country.