On Dec 17, 2012, at 2:11 AM, Gary Tupper <gtupper@peda.com> wrote:

Regrettably, I believe Rob, Jeff & Wayne reflect the common American's position: in the same way that the price of being  Scandinavian is high taxes; the price of being Haitian is poverty etc, the price of being American is  acceptance of violence.

I doubt that anything will really change after the vigils, candles & hand-wringing is over.

Not to take away from your point Gary, but we need to distinguish between violence and monsters. The horrific events in Connecticut were the result of a monster.

Bob Hansen