Loss of innocent lives. Again. This time 20 elementary school children were killed by a mad gunman with assault rifles in Newtown, Connecticut. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, however, was adamant that today was not the day to talk about gun control. And I thought, here is another episode about to be swept under the rug. We seem to be needing larger rugs and bigger brooms. President Obama talked about these episodes happening too often and promised “meaningful actions” (regardless of politics) as he wiped tears from his eyes. Will more candlelight vigils and broken hearts lead to strict gun control laws? Nah. My thumbs continue to prick.