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Our panel's back with us now.
You know we've talked a little bit about the policies surrounding all of this but did you know dealing with it Charles has been.
Frankly tough for for a lot of people.
Who has very army knew we we have the mass media.
Ever since the Kennedy assassination when these things happen we become.
-- community -- -- to relieve the first time we nationally.
More and and it's very difficult to do I think when we talk about it.
Happening at a community level and the family hello.
There are these mental health experts who believe -- -- counsel and I think they do an extraordinary job.
But in the end I mean we really come up against that question that you asked the rabbi.
Earlier in the show for -- who have been most profound explanations are often the most part of the theological.
And we really don't have very good theological explanations is called the problem of Fiat -- season.
The presence of -- in the presence of god or loving god and as humans we really don't and when you -- how do you counsel people.
They really is nothing -- one can offer in the way of explanation other than love and protection really.
-- It's also tough to listen it's it's tough to do your job when you're there as a first responder to.
Did respond to something like that.
I don't -- -- say it's tough to be a media person but it is.
To cover something like this when you're on the ground.
To try to get the story to bring it out to people a lot of people you know.
Don't like reporters because they're.
Asking people questions and saying you know we've talked to us.
One of the fathers did talk to the cameras today and chose to do so.
And here's -- answer.
She never miss an opportunity.
To draw a picture.
-- make it hard.
For those that are under.
I can't count the number of times and we -- the subtle feelings that are frustrated and aggressive and he's the -- To draw the picture -- right and encouraging notes and zucker was infectious.
And all of this -- pleasure to meet her.
Would agree that this -- is a better place because she's been maintenance.
-- there's this instinct to say just don't get out of there drop the store and leave them alone.
And then there's this other instinct like.
There's this healing that needs to happen.
And this prayer service tonight is that part of that.
And it's good we're gonna hear more stories like that we're -- -- -- parents' pockets so hard to listen to that father without choking up.
I think what troubles me as I read I vividly remember can't Columbine and the pain of those among -- children were killed -- that high school in Colorado.
And vividly remember Virginia Tech which you know Virginia Tech was even bigger than us fatality wise more kids died.
And we have this thing traveling short term memory in this country where we fixate on this for -- relatively short period of time and then we move on.
So I hope.
Those parents coming forward now and talking about these small children.
Will actually provide some level of tipping point some level of movement some level of focus on our country -- at least start the conversation.
Have a commission to look at this trying to take some action not just throw our hands and wait for the next one to happen here's.
I also think.
That it was you look at the children and it's it's and so incredibly tragic but the picture that we bumped him with was the picture actually it's become iconic it's of the woman -- A sobbing in the parking lot that's actually the sister.
Victoria -- -- who was the teacher who.
-- some of her children and lost her life and you know to look at.
That woman that sister has lost.
Her sister who is a teacher and to know the principal has parents probably end siblings and you know we just can't forget.
The adults as well who lost their lives -- who gave their lives in protection of these children.
As we look back.
Inside getting ready for this.
And outside lining up outside and getting ready for the service inside.
Steve your thoughts about you know dealing with this there's also -- and they see senator Joseph Lieberman.
And obviously he was out here on FOX News Sunday talking about.
Dealing with this and also he mentioned.
Something we talked about.
Hollywood video games and and other aspects to what -- -- talks about the.
The broad perhaps commission approach.
To a bigger problem.
Steve yeah I think I think if you.
If you do you think we can all anticipate there's going to be this broad national discussion -- -- -- it's broader rather than -- more -- for what struck me about.
The words from -- Parker yesterday as he remembered his daughter who died in the shooting.
Was that he took the time to remember and think about the family -- the shooter which I just found -- who has.
A father of a seven year old five year old and a two year old for this to see him.
Take that time in that moments he's talking about remembering his own daughter and remember the family of the shooter and say I'm not -- -- you know I forgive them I'm thinking about them at this time was just.
Incredibly powerful moment makes him I think can make a very strong man.
I I think that's.
A remarkable example of grace.
In the world that a father would think of that.
If I could say one word about the policy.
I think a National Commission is a way to go to take it and in the moment.
And I think of them what I mentioned the other -- the three elements.
The weapon and the environment and all three should be given equal place in any inquiry -- The availability of guns.
Look the question of the video game and the movie Hollywood industry which desensitized.
And and and makes almost.
A game of the mass violence I wouldn't be surprised if we learn.
That the shooter was playing games.
You know on his -- in this kind of artistic world which many of which are about massacre mowing down people.
And the third is of course the psychology of the shooter of the freedom yet interestingly each of them impinges on and a -- of first.
I'm a right to foot -- the fundamental -- the gun control on the second.
The those who do the entertainment industry and free speech the first and the idea of committing a person in the fifth.
So these things are really the morality issues very deep and -- liberal sort of libertarian culture.
But I think -- you you do deal with anything you have to -- of those three awards.
Should point out -- you look live at the auditorium there at Newtown high school about 900 people fit in this auditorium.
-- Have an overflow in the gymnasium about thirteen hundred people the faculty and staff.
Some students from sandy hook elementary are actually -- The crowd and they -- wearing green and white ribbons.
The towns and the school colors with a small Angel in the middle of them.
We're told that this service.
Will be delayed a bit because the president is still meeting with these family members.
In classrooms at the high school.
And they are.
He's taking his time with these families in individual classrooms.
We don't have a start time yet.
It could be possibly at the bottom of the hour.
We don't know as of yet.
They'll give us the best cues they can.
But he is meeting with these with these families one by one also meeting was first responders.
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