On Friday morning, Irene Hagen got a call to her Nisswa home from her daughter in Newtown, Connecticut. Joann Hagen Bacon told Irene that 6-year-old Charlotte’s school was in lockdown and she was headed that way. It wouldn’t be for another few hours they would learn their granddaughter was one of the 20 first-graders killed.
For some, including the president, it is almost a whisper. President Obama is saying, simply, that it is “time to take meaningful action” to prevent gun violence.
The Connecticut school shooting sparked a rally in Minneapolis Friday night centered around ending gun violence.