These are not just names on a list, each of these children and their teachers had lives, had families, had aspirations and the right to life. When the founding document upon which supposedly the world's greatest democracy is based defends the right to bear arms and not the right to free and universal healthcare if you are shot, there is a serious problem there.
Obama has vowed to act on the liberal gun ownership laws in the United States and this is the sixteenth such massacre in the last 12 months. 88 people have been killed in the US alone since January 2012 due to mass shootings, it averages 87 deaths and 137 injuries per day due to gun violence.
Should the GOP fail to work with the Democrats to bring about stricter laws on the ownership of assault weapons then they will have blood on their hands. It shouldn't have taken 43 Presidencies to come and go before someone decided to do something about this. The NRA and other firearm manufacturers and gun-clubs/organisations have rejected calls to legislate to restrict ownership of assault weapons. Twenty children under the age of 7 murdered just 11 days before Christmas because of their 'product' and the obsession of some people for the right to shoot and kill someone if they so wish. 27 families will have no Christmas this year, and those in the years to come will be haunted by the memory of what has happened in Sandy Hook elementary school. But of course, the right to bear arms is more important.