Holidays are a time of added stress for families, especially if they are already experiencing problems in their relationships. Violence seems to permeate around the holidays, and often leads to escalation of the quarreling, often into murder.
I lost my oldest child to murder and a day does not go by that I do not mourn her death. "If only" is a nagging thought permeating my every waking hour.
I stress the obvious "guns" do not belong in homes where violence exists, where the marriage or relationship is explosive, where there are children exposed to the violence, and where the mention of divorce is taken as a threat.