WASHINGTON, December 21, 2012 – In many ways, today does feel like the “end of the world.” It has been one week since the shooter opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown and as the victims continue to be buried, yet another heartbreaking story emerges.
Ann Marie Murphy, a Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher was killed Friday morning. Her student, six year old Dylan Hockley was buried by his family as was Ms. Murphey.
Dylan, who had some learning disabilities, died in Ms. Murphy’s arms. They were found together following a madman’s rage.
“We take great comfort in knowing that Dylan was not alone when he died, but was wrapped in the arms of his amazing aide, Anne Marie Murphy,” the family said in a statement released prior to the service. “Dylan loved Mrs. Murphy so much and pointed at her picture on our refrigerator every day.”
Dylan’s was also a member of Victoria Soto’s class, buried on Tuesday.
We has seen the burials of so many and each died at the hands of madman armed with a rapid firing assault rifle filled with efficient missles of destruction that tore through young, and not so young, bodies. And nothing could stop them.
Or could they?
Watch the NRA press conference with us as they respond to the tragedy and add their voice to a discussion that goes from a position of totally banning the 2nd Amendment Rights to arming school teachers so that they can “stop” a madman before everyone is killed.
Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President and CEO of the natinal Rifle Association, speaks live from Washington, DC saying that “we protect” our banks, our airports, and our president, and yet when it comes to our “most beloved and innocent members of our society,” we leave them “utterly defensless” and “the monsters of the world know and exploit that.”
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