fried eggs (400 posts)

In my opinion, the Sandy Hook Massacre carried a higher emotional toll than 911

I'm not referring to the victim count or the number of family and friends directly affected by 911. I'm talking about the millions of Americans who cried for days and weeks following Sandy Hook. Many are still crying six months later. I don't recall seeing that same visceral reaction after 911. The sentiment following the 911 attacks, if I recall correctly, was fear, anger, shock, disbelief.

So why is it that our lawmakers were swift in concocting legislation related to 911, but weren't able to come together to make sure our nation never has to face another incident like what happened at Sandy Hook elementary again?
Well, I have sympathy for victims and families of both. *But there is no comparison. *Two completely different incidents.