I just heard the terrible news about the school shooting in Newtown. While it has taken place more than 5,000 kilometers from my home I almost cried when I learned how many young lives that have been cut short.
I hope that they will allow teachers to wear arms so the pupils can be defended. I live in a country where I fear for my safety while we have the strictest weapon legislation in the world. Not even a small hobby knife can I transport in my car to be prepared for smaller defects. I would risk a huge fine or even 7 days in jail if I am stopped by the police.
Just the other day a 12 year old boy was shot less than 50 kilometers from my home. There are gangs consisting of teenage members who don’t attend the Friday bars in our high schools like all the other teenagers in Denmark. For some unknown reason they have started to shoot a bikers and then innocent people are caught in the crossfire and due to the strict weapon legislation we cannot defend ourselves.
It is not fun to live in Denmark unarmed. I fear for my teenage children every time they are in town drinking in a toxic environment where angry marginalized youth are starting a shootout often only yards from where they drink.
I hope that the school system in Newtown will increase safety. Tougher legislation is victim disarmament. The loss these families have suffered is beyond imagination.
I have no word left which could limit their suffering so I just have to pray.