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Published: Sunday, March 10 2013 4:10 p.m. MDT

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Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

Nice emotional sentiments from Utahans for a tragic loss, but I hope that sentiment is ratified by appropriate legislative and private actions to keep this kind of tragedy from happening again. Sentiment in support of those in pain is righteous and noble, but action is necessary or the sentiment is without real substance". Without action to prevent recurrence, it is "as a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal"

fowersjl
Farmington, Utah

When you lose a child, you need to find some kind of way to work through the grief, doing something. Glad she finds this helps her. I pulled out my sewing maching and started piecing quilts again after our 23 year old son died of an aortic aneurysm. It was the one thing that helped me get out of bed in the morning. No one can understand the depths of this grief unless they have experienced it. And there's an added layer here because of the violent and horrifying way in which her child died. My heart goes out to the whole Parker family.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Though I have never seen a study, It is common belief that how a child is raised does make a difference in how they behave when they get older and this makes sense. It would be interesting to see whether young children raised by their own mother, where love and a sense of security is given in the formative years behave better than children taken to day care where they are very young.

I bring this up as a possible solution to the excessive violence we seem to be experiencing as a nation not compared to yesteryear. If it turns out that a link between this violence and how children are raised differently now compared to then, we ought to rethink encouraging women with young children having other people raising their children.

Perhaps this whole day care thing is a failed experiment, or perhaps not, but it merits looking into.

tgurd
Gonzales, LA

I don't know for sure if your an LDS family however when we saw the interview we assumed you were and because of the knowledge of the plan of Salvation and the glorious resurrection we felt you knew that even though your daughter was gone from this earth that you knew she was on the other side doing missionary work and waiting for her earthly family to join her. The Lord has blessed you to understand that departure from this earth is, yes we shall miss you expirence, however knowing what you do the joy is truly a welcome feeling. I know the Lord will not leave you comfortless, Having lost a my grandchild several years ago. We were tore up and as we kneeled to plead with Father to our minds came as if she were speaking Grandpa I am fine don't worry about me. A feeling of joy swept over me and I had a firm testimony that my sweet Grandaughter was fine and all was well. May the Lord bless you and confirm to you that all is well and that He is there for you and your family. Love to your and yours

JayTee
Sandy, UT

Don't hear a lot of comments about the hundreds of kids killed every week in urban areas like Chicago where the gang bangers and thugs run wild while all the regular citizens stay inside their homes trembling with fear because they feel powerless to do anything about it. Lots of situations and facts out there that we don't hear much about, because they evidently don't fit in the publicity scheme or aren't racy enough.

Harley Rider
Small Town, CT

Alot about this tragedy makes no sense at all - Initial police reports saying " Shooters Involved" Video's of handcuffed men wearing cameo being placed in police cars - and how this frail youth carried an extra 100lbs of body weight ( Body Armour-Guns- Ammo and He barely weighed a hundred pounds himself ) and he was able to shoot so many times so quickly and return to his car and put his rifle in the trunk? All impossible . Where is the security video? This whole event has been turned into a - Get the Guns - And that has nothing to do with the cause - which is our youth are completely over medicated with psychotropic meds. 7 Pharma Lobbyists for every Senator and Congressman in DC -
Sadly in every major city in America - the kids come home from school and never go outside for the gang banging , shootings , crime is Unbelievable - Where is the outrage ? Where is the Media? O that's right they only show up when a piece of legislation needs to be passed, with a news story being used as a catalyst

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