Monday, December 17th, 2012
We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law — no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. But that can’t be an excuse for inaction. Surely, we can do better than this.
— Excerpt from President Barack Obama’s Sunday speech honoring victims of the horrific mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.