Fifth anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre

Susie Madrak has compiled a photo montage of the six teachers and twenty first-grade children who were murdered at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, CT on this day five years ago

But after the massacre, more laws were passed around the nation weakening gun control (37) than strengthening it (14).

You have to wonder, if such a grotesque event did not lead to any form of reasonable gun control, what hope is there?


  1. AndrewD says

    I have always assumed that a mass killing of US Senators by a “deranged white ” gunman might result in saner gun laws, now I am not so sure.
    I suggest that a first step would be for the sane(non US) world to declare the NRA a terrorist organization thereby sending a clear message to US politicians that they would not be allowed out of the US if they were NRA members, this may begin to influence their thinking.

  2. Mano Singham says


    You are right, I now see the seventh adult too. The montage must be wrong since there were six adults and 20 children killed.

  3. Owlmirror says

    Weird. I see six adults.
    Counting from the left:
    Row 1: #6
    Row 2: #2, #4, #6
    Row 3: None
    Row 4: #1, #6

    What am I missing?

  4. Mano Singham says


    You are right and I was originally right and later mistaken. Yes, there are only six.

  5. lanir says

    We have to wait for the NRA to jump the shark so badly that even the true believers balk. The NRA never seems to think where they’re at is good enough, they keep leaning more extreme.

    Realistically they’ve built a cult and it seems like no outside information is trusted. That severely limits options to engage people and ask them to consider changing their minds. The only real options available are to try to limit the supply of new cultists through education and let them get so bizarre and weird in their extremism that when it does fall, it crumbles so fast they don’t have any chance to stop it.

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