As the gruesome details of Friday's shootings were released, everyone in America said the same thing. How? How could this have happened? Obviously, mental illness came into play. It only makes sense. What person in their right mind could possibly want to hurt little children?

Adam Lanza's mother warned others about his mental issues, yet she still reportedly brought him to a firing range and gave him access to her guns. While I find this completely puzzling, I do not know first hand what it is like to live with and raise a child with mental instability.

Unfortunately for Liza Long, she does have that life experience. She lives it every day. For those of us who don't know what it is like, she has painted an unfiltered, raw image in her article. As the nation begins the process of trying to somehow solve our gun violence crisis, this might be a very important perspective to keep in our minds.  I'd encourage you to click on the button below to give it a read.