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Impressed by boy’s gift in a time of tragedy

Published: Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

I was ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Shopko about 1:30 p.m. Dec. 15. A young boy started putting a $20 bill into the red kettle.

I asked him whether he wanted to put that much into the kettle. He continued to push the $20 in and walked off without saying anything. He may have heard about the Sandy Hook school massacre in Connecticut and had taken money from his savings to do it.

Millions of dollars will be spent investigating this massacre plus the media coverage. Just what the killer wanted. He wanted to prove he was more efficient than Billy the Kid. The thing that we should remember is that mentally handicapped people and automatic weapons are a bad mix.

In the past, hunters tried to harvest the most game with the fewest shots. I’m sure that there will be lots of talk about this massacre but little will be done.

At least one young boy is trying to do what he can to help this situation.

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