[Jonathan Poritsky on the massacre in Conneticut](http://www.candlerblog.com/2012/12/14/we-have-a-problem/):
>The most important thing for us to do today, as a nation, is to recognize that we have a problem, that there have been a string of senseless murders that have made 2012 a depressingly bloody year. And recognizing that we can and must do something to prevent them.
>That’s not being political. That’s being an adult.
Agreed. See also Jason Kottke’s great coverage:
– [Roger Ebert on the media’s coverage of school shootings](http://kottke.org/12/12/roger-ebert-on-the-medias-coverage-of-school-shootings)
– [Kids and guns in the USA](http://kottke.org/12/12/kids-and-guns-in-the-usa)
– [How to talk to kids about school massacres](http://kottke.org/12/12/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-school-massacres)
– [The NRA is winning the war on guns](http://kottke.org/12/12/the-nra-is-winning-the-war-on-guns)
– [Facts about guns and mass shootings in the US](http://kottke.org/12/12/facts-about-guns-and-mass-shootings-in-the-us)
– [It’s a Smith and Wesson Christmas](http://kottke.org/12/12/its-a-smith-and-wesson-christmas)
– [How do we prevent school massacres?](http://kottke.org/12/12/how-do-we-prevent-school-massacres)
– [The United States of Guns](http://kottke.org/12/12/the-united-states-of-guns)
– [The right day to talk about guns](http://kottke.org/12/12/the-right-day-to-talk-about-guns)
– [Mr. Rogers on helping kids deal with tragic news events](http://kottke.org/12/12/mr-rogers-on-helping-kids-deal-with-tragic-news-events)
– [Japan is a land without guns (and shooting deaths)](http://kottke.org/12/12/japan-is-a-land-without-guns-and-shooting-deaths)
– [Six facts about guns and gun control](http://kottke.org/12/12/six-facts-about-guns-and-gun-control)
– [Studies: more guns, more homicide](http://kottke.org/12/12/studies-more-guns-more-homcide)
And that’s just what Kottke has published as of this writing.
What’s clear is that, as a country, we have a problem. Whether you believe the problem is gun control, or mental healthcare is irrelevant to the problem at hand.
The simple fact is that today, we as a nation, failed to protect our children — that’s on all of us.