For one day the blogsphere will be silent to show respect for those that died at Virginia tech and out of respect for the families that lost a loved one there.
Lorelle wrote a nice post about this subject that I invite you to read. Go ahead and click the link. You won’t be disappointed. It is a moving post about the power of silence.
I think it is a noble idea and will join this day of silence.
Personally, I would like to see a day like this for the end of gun sales in America which made it too easy for the killer to kill so many. While “the right to bear arms” made sense when it was added to the constitution, I don’t think it does today.
The guns are not used to protect our country. The guns are used to shoot other Americans.
My own family has been touched by guns. My mother’s cousin shot his brother playing cowboys and Indians with their father’s gun that was ‘hidden’ under the bed. The boy died. I have another more personal point in my life where a gun stopped my world. However, I can not talk about it here. Not now. Let’s just say I have a very good reason to hate guns not unlike many others in America and the world.
30,000 are killed each year by guns in America. 4,000 of those killed are children.
Another thought: The NRA is one of the Republic Parties largest financial contributors. How very interesting.
Think about it.
I would, also, like to see a day of silence for all the soldiers and Iraqis that have died due to this ‘war’ and the lies of the Bush administration.