Tragedy in school shooting: but more are inevitable
I remember the shooting in the high school at Columbine. It was terrible, shocking, awful, tragic, senseless. We all mourned and felt terrible for the victims and the perpetrators. That was in 1999.
Then there was a mass shooting of office workers in Georgia. That was 1999 as well.
In 2005, seven people died in a church shooting in Wisconsin and nine people died in a school shooting in Minnesota. In 2006 five girls died in an Amish school in Pennsylvania.
In 2007 there were three mass shootings, including one at Virginia Tech, where 32 people died. In 2008 and 2009 there were three more at a university, community centre and an army base.
In 2012, today in fact, 28 people including primary school aged children died as a result of being shot at their school, where they believed they were safe and secure.
It's still terrible, shocking, awful, tragic, senseless and all the rest. But it is also inevitable. On the other side of the world, we sit, waiting, knowing that there will be more shootings. There will be more massacres. There will be more victims dead and victims' families fractured because of hand guns.
And unless something major, serious and revolutionary happens in the US, hand gun controls will not be changed. So we'll all cry and light candles and lay flowers approximately once or twice a year when a person who should never have access to a hand gun takes out his frustrations on the people around him.
And it will happen again, and again, and again.