mark barden

It's been nearly four years since the Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: 26 dead, 20 at age 6, and the memory
That's an easy, simple truth. It can't be politicized, analyzed or reduced to anything other than what it is: reality. My brother is dead because of a gun. You can lump him into a statistic. You can break down the circumstances. But at the end of the day, what can I really say that will call you to action?
Father Of Sandy Hook Victim: 'Every Gun-Related Death Is Preventable'
What's striking, though, is that in the intervening 100 years, although this has become something we all know we are supposed to know what to do, no one has actually attempted to write down how to turn life's lemons into lemonade.
The young man that stormed Sandy Hook School that cold December morning last year was the kid that sat alone at the lunch table. I can't help but wonder if someone, anyone, had gone over to him and asked: "Would you like to join us?"
"I'd just like to ask him, what are you thinking?" Barden said. "Why wouldn't I want to do this?" "[They're] calling you
"We just need a new conversation about gun laws," he said. He called the issue "deeply personal" for him and his wife. Barden
"This was [Natalie's] little way of making a difference... It's helping her heal, because now she can make Daniel's life