Tuesday, February 15, 2022

What Is Lost Remains Lost

Our loss is irreversible, and in that sense this outcome is neither redemptive nor restorative.  One moment we had this dazzling, energetic 6-year-old little boy, and the next all we had left were echoes of the past, photographs of a lost boy who will never grow older, calendars marking a horrifying new anniversary, a lonely grave, and pieces of Noah's life stored in a backpack and boxes.

Every day is a realization that he should be there, and he is not.  What is lost remains lost.  However, the resolution does provide a measure of accountability in an industry that has thus far operated with impunity.  For this, we are grateful.

-- Lenny Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, whose son, Noah, was killed at Sandy Hook, in a statement issued after Remington Arms agreed Tuesday to settle liability claims from the families of five adults and four children killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, marking the first time a gun manufacturer has been held accountable for a mass shooting in the U.S., 15 February 2022

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