We’ve all been dealing with this since it happened. We pretty much devoted today’s Tammy Radio to updates, and while we don’t have any answers, we do have updates as the situation continues to unfold. More and more information will come out in the coming days, and one of the main things we can do is pray for those who perished, their families and all the survivors. Take care of yourselves and your families, and do your best to keep a balance in your life when it comes to the news. Here’s what we know so far in this developing situation.

Fox: At least 26 dead in shooting at Connecticut elementary school

AP: AP Source–Suspect is 24; younger brother held

Global Montreal: US shooting suspect is 24, son of teacher at school: American reports

NBC Conn: Conn. Massacre Second-Deadliest School Shooting in U.S. History

NY Post: UPDATE: Adam Lanza, 20, shot his mother dead and targeted her kindergarten class at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Twitchy: Celebrity ghouls crawl out to exploit CT massacre

Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) at USA Today: Gun-free zones provide false sense of security

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  1. midget says:

    So hard to understand these happenings.Every time it is shocking.I can only repeat what a holy man said once. On the Catholic calendar today is the feast day of St. John of the Cross and he said “God sustains every soul and dwells in it substantially,even though it be that of the greatest sinner in the world, and this union is natural. The supernatural union exists when God’s will and the soul’s will are in conformity. Therefore the soul rests transformed in God through love.”
    Only one who does not experience the supernatural could do something evil like this.We pray for all those affected that they find solace in the midst of their pain.

  2. Dave says:

    It is not anyone’s fault except the shooter’s. He made the decision to do this independent of anyone or anything else. He was obviously merciless, heartless,and ruthless. There is no law that would prevent such tragedies from taking place. All the laws have been written ages ago that apply to this kind of hideous act. God help those poor children and their families.

  3. LJZumpano says:

    When all is said and done, reality takes over. Tomorrow I will probably see two of my grandchildren, ages 6 and 8. How will I able to look into their eyes and not totally breakdown? My heart aches.

  4. ReardenSteel says:

    Linda, remember how much joy your grandchildren bring to your life, and how much they love their grandmother. Let that love and joy be your strength. Sending you a big hug. 🙂

  5. mmeusa says:

    14 Dec 12

    CT School Shooting this morning:

    A quotation from a local teacher and mother:

    “What on earth is it going to take for someone to start training and arming teachers, so they have some chance in hell of protecting our babies, and themselves?”

    I can’t put it better!

    We’re just now beginning to hear requiem screeches from leftist politicians (all, themselves, heavily armed) about guns and how none of us mere peons should be able to own one. As always, they want to punish everyone who didn’t commit a crime!

    Unhappily, real issues will be buried. The real issues are (1) the
    faulty, but universal, policy of “lock-downs.” and (2) “gun-free” zones.

    As a “standard” response to a security emergency, locking children (or any group) into classrooms and other small areas, is tantamount to herding them into coffins, as we saw this morning! My personal response to any “lock-down” command is to vacate the area immediately, as fast as I can, any way I can, and I don’t care who likes it! “Lock-downs” represent a fatally-flawed convention. Israelis, experts on the subject, have known this for years.

    “Gun-free” schools are better entitled “criminal-empowerment zones.”

    Nothing short of armed teachers and other school officials will adequately protect children in schools. There aren’t enough police to go around, and disarming every good and honest citizen in the country won’t keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals, as we daily see in Mexico and most of the Mid-East. Until teachers are armed and trained, no school will be safe.

    Someone has to be continually on the spot- (1) able, (2) ready, (3) willing, and (4) in a position, to protect these children!

    John S. Farnam
    Copyright 2012 by DTI, Inc. All rights reserved.

    See also:

  6. lawmom90 says:

    As I read the news about this horrific situation, I feel tremendous grief and sadness for all involved. As the parent of a child on the autism spectrum, I can tell you that we don’t need any additional blame or guilt laid at our feet. The “excuses” of the surviving adult brother are insulting and ignorant. Any child can grow up to be a productive, successful person, or he can become a monster. What we need to do as a society is, as Tammy says, “focus on the human condition.”

  7. Alain41 says:


    On the media side of things, I see this mornings NY Daily News front page is black with a picture of Obama crying. I’m sorry to offend anyone, but that is not right. Media defend this as the President is the comforter in chief for national tragedy. I disagree when you put him front and center. Unless federal government was directly involved, President’s words should be side story.

  8. GiMiller says:

    I live in a very small town in Texas. The school has the elementary, jr high, and high school all located in the same area. So i remember growing up during the 70’s and all the high school guys had a gun rack in the window of their trucks. With guns in the racks. When the guys got in fights not one of them ran to their truck to get a gun. They had busted lips and broken noses but not one had a gunshot wound. Usually i do not like to blame films or television but the glorification of gun violence is just too much. Films and television when we were growing up showed the bad guys paid the price and the good guys win. Now people are shooting because it looks cool on the screen. We can watch this stuff and know right from wrong but kids today..getting all these wrong messages. Then imagine this stuff being perceived by someone who is mentally ill. But Hollywood and the liberal left will never point at themselves for what happened yesterday.

  9. Foreverautumn says:

    I’m taking bets as to when some fool in the Lamestream Media tries to tie this somehow to Tea Party, Sarah Palin, or conservatives.

  10. TX Soldier254 says:

    Sedimentary Prayer is never enough.

    Active Prayer/Faith is always from working within your belief.
    God has Blessed us with Tools to stop Evil, a Posted Sign doesn’t do it, Door Locks doesn’t do it, but an experienced Handgun Carrier (Concealed preferable) with Shooting Range training and Defensive Skills through Faith, can Suppress and or completely Stop Evil.

    I wonder want the Pro-Abortion crowd thinks of this Evil since God’s Babies were slaughtered yesterday.

    Also to the Atheist, were and to whom do you seek Strength when Evil is UnMasked?

    PS: Some TX schools encourage and support Concealed Carry Teachers in the classroom, where Police reponse time is more than 20 mins.


  11. TX Soldier254 says:

    I realize that combat has harden me alittle but this has always been in my heart;

    About Sandy Hook teacher Vicki Soto, 27


    John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

    Rejoice, her reward in heaven is GREAT.

    Matthew 18:1-6 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

    2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

    3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

    4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

    5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

    6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.


  12. aardvark says:

    Matt Barber (@jmattbarber on Twitter) is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action and posted this:

    A simple prayer. ~ Matt Barber

    It’s too long to post here and I know not everyone here is a Christian, but those who are will gain comfort — and be a little awed that an attorney — usually thought of as a pretty hard-bitten lot — could write like this.

  13. midget says:

    Heartfelt posts.Just found out by reading the Sunday paper, that one of the victims, Mary Sherlach, the school psychologist, used to spend her summers on the lake down the street from where I was living. I never met her, but it just goes to show how much we are all connected to each other in even small ways.They told us in church that the latest note from Newtown was a request”Please pray for us”.

  14. TheGreenHornet says:

    As horrible as these events are, the left is already using it to try to destroy your rights. Look at some of the tweets that Michelle Malkin has been reposting. On Friday, I tuned in to the Randi Rhodes show, something I usually don’t do. I heard exactly what I expected. She and her callers all want more gun control-NOW! One caller claimed to be in training to be a teacher, and said there was no way he would want a gun in his classroom to defend his students. I don’t think I want this guy in the classroom, especially if he is a Rhodes fan. I also saw a news conference this Sunday morning from the CT police, making a strange comment about people using social media, falsely claiming to be the shooter, would be prosecuted under state and federal law. so, let’s see if I have this correct. The left wants to destroy the second amendment, and the police want to destroy the first amendment. I know I don’t have all the details, so I may have that issue wrong, but the first amendment is not to protect popular speech.

  15. FrankRemley says:

    It was nice to see that Obama showed up in Newtown this weekend to try and comfort members of the grieving community. My only question is–would he have shown if the shooting had taken place in a red state in a town that voted for Romney? I think not.

  16. Julie T says:

    Has anyone else seen this interview? http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/crime/2012/12/19/ac-ct-shooting-mcdonnell-interview-full.cnn

    It’s an interview with the parents of one of the beautiful little girls that was murdered at Sandy Hook. The parents are smiling and talking like “normal” people. Their daughter was just murdered less than 2 weeks ago and they are acting like it was not a big deal. I know we all grieve differently, but the interview creeped me out. At one point, they talk about meeting Obama and they were praising him left and right and saying that they are praying for him with leading the country. How about asking for prayers for your family and your daughter? Something isn’t right…. Please don’t think I’m cold for judging them, I just know as a mom, you would be talking me off the ledge if my daughter just died.

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