Newtown Tragedy: As They Mourn, Will We Finally Discern?

SandyHookBook“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.” ~G. K. Chesterton

As the details of the deceased perp, Adam Lanza, emerge from the Dec. 14th shooting in Newtown, CT, and we collectively exhale … we need to approach this horror that occurred with sound minds and wisdom to move ahead.

This is clearly not the time for knee-jerk reactions. Bad laws are made without reason and based upon emotion.

What we experienced was pure evil … the result of a sin-tainted world rearing its grotesque facade. This was not the best that humanity has to offer, but the underbelly of the human soul. Could it have been stopped … a cruel thought to those suffering from unfathomable loss.

The full version of this column is now only available in Doug Giles’ book, “Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count, The Police Are Minutes Away”.

Audrey Russo

About the author, Audrey Russo: Audrey Russo is the Host of the weekly REELTalk Radio Show (NYC). Audrey writes a column for and handles Middle East/National Security/Terrorism/Cultural Issues, and her articles can be read in several other news/opinion journals. She is also a contributor on Audrey's Radio Show can also be heard on the Leading Edge Radio Network. Audrey is also an active member of the NYC performing arts community as a singer and actor. View all articles by Audrey Russo

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