BNN has been reporting on missing children and murdered children for almost a year now since little Caylee Anthony disappeared only to be found later murdered and now Haleigh Cummings missing since February and still not found. This is a hard topic to swallow because it involves the innocent children of the world that turn to us as adults to guide them into adulthood.

We hear more and more these days about innocent children having their lives ripped away from them by the hands of those very adults that they look up to and depend on. They trust the ones that take their lives from them.

This morning I pulled up Google News and I was saddened by what I read. The bodies of a 45 year old man, James Gumm, along with his 7 year old son, Tyler and his 6 year old daughter, Kylie were found by a hiker on an Oregon hiking trail in the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Nature Preserve Friday. It is believed that the father apparently shot the two kids and then pointed the gun at himself killing all three of them.

It has been confirmed by the county medical examiner that each one of them were shot by a 9mm gun which happens to be the same kind of gun found at the scene. NBC News affiliate KGW talked to a police spokeswoman and she said they had talked to family members and they believe that the father was having problems accepting his divorce emotionally. They said he didn’t have any criminal record but the man was unemployed.

According to Lt. Michael Rouches from the Hillsboro Police Department Gumm apparently couldn’t handle the fact that his family was falling apart.

Now just in the Portland Oregon area alone this is the second time a parent is being accused of killing their own child. Amanda Stott-Smith has been charged with aggravated murder after the supposedly threw her two children, a 4 year old son and a 7 year old daughter, off the Sellwood Bridge sending them on a 75 foot fall and they were in the cold water from the river for more than 30 minutes. By some miracle the daughter survived but the little boy died.

The court records show that there was a custody battle over the children after the father left their Tualatin home last year and moved to Eugene Oregon which ended with the courts giving the father, Jason Smith custody of the children.

What is wrong with these people? Don’t they realize how precious these children are? They are the future of this earth and they are being knocked off as those they are extra baggage. These kids didn’t ask to come into this world but since they have been don’t they deserve to live their life the same as us adults have?

This is only two cases mentioned here. This is happening worldwide. What is it going to take to stop this? I would love for someone to answer this. The children of the world need to be protected not eliminated in this way. They deserve to live their lives in full. It is not up to someone on this earth to decide it is their time to go.

I pray for all the children in the world. If I could name them all off one by one I would but there are too many and it wouldn’t be fair to name some and not all but I do pray that they all be protected. If a child can’t trust their own parent to protect them, who can they trust?  God this is so sad.

Jan Barrett

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