The recent killings in Connecticut illustrate a grave moral issue, one that deserves attention from the pulpits of the land. Each year in the United States, thousands are killed and injured in gun violence. Most are innocent victims. These figures are many times higher than other industrialized countries. This is not the price of freedom but rather the price of stupidity. If this does not rise to the level of a moral issue that should be condemned by religious people of all stripes then I do not know what would.