After the tragedy of yesterday’s massacre at Virginia Tech, the knit-related news I had planned to post about today seems trivial and inconsequential. I’m sitting here with my boys, one who’s home sick and the other playing at my feet, feeling comfort in knowing they’re close and safe. I can’t fathom what the parents of the 30+ adult-children murdered, must be going through right now. I just can’t imagine.
If any fans out there are friends or family members of the students or professors who were injured or killed in this inexplicable act of violence, please, please let me know if there’s anything that I can do to help you through this awful time–put together a charity auction to aid in funeral costs, personally visit or call hospitals or homes, anything. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org , and she’ll get any necessary info to me.
I usually keep my very strong political opinions off of this forum but today, I ask us as a country to please re-examine our current gun laws. In the state of Virgina, it is currently legal to carry concealed guns, guns need not be registered with law enforcement, a permit is not required to purchase a gun, there isn’t a waiting period and, there is zero background checking required for “private”(gun shows, swap meets, etc.) gun sales . I know this information wont bring any of the victims in this case back but I have to hope as a parent and activist, that we can help prevent more events of this record-breaking magnitude from occurring in thing future.
My thoughts and love are with you all.