We are saddened by the loss of life, children being mowed down senselessly. Yet we can not blame the gun. Nor can we blame the deluded young man who fired it. We in the US are a society that condones death. Someone/country believes different than we do so we go to war, where every action is seen as fair. This seems to make it OK to kill and maim strangers with a justification that we are right. The news is full of death. Regular TV full of violence. All condoned. So that our children accept this unreal reality. We are at war with ourselves. Can we learn compassion instead?