12/17/2012 03:12 pm ET Updated Feb 16, 2013

Murdering Hope at Sandy Hook

It seems that we, the society, have become accustomed to the ever increasing uncontrollable violence all over the continent, but on this occasion it hurts me just to read the news. How long can we continue to tolerate so much destruction of life? How many more children have to die before we act?

As a father of six children, three of whom are still very young, I can only feel for the families of the 20 children so cold-bloodedly murdered in Newtown, Connecticut.

At this time, the most important thing that we can do is to keep these devastated families in our prayers. However, many of us believe that we have seen enough: the time has come for a wide debate about the uncontrollable, widespread sale of firearms. If cars have strict regulations, why not guns? This doesn't make any sense.

When a child's life is extinguished, an important part of our hope in the future also dies. I wish to offer my most heartfelt condolences to the families of those 20 children and their six brave teachers.