In response to:

To the Parents of Newtown:

Shoppin Wrote: Apr 19, 2013 8:41 PM
They want to be with him. That's their right, because they share his belief. Pictures of kids who are now dead due to a shooting event is very powerful and persuasive. They will win in the end because gun advocates look mean.

As this week’s gun control vote settles in, and as the President urges you toward angst and distress that compounds your already profound pain, I want to give you a different perspective that offers love, empathy and clarity.

But before I get to one syllable of the differences I--and millions of Americans-- have with your chosen reaction to the tragedy in your town and in your families, there is something that needs to be said.

It has been repeated countless times, and it should be, to all of you:

You are in our prayers every day. Those of us with children...