U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet raised his daughters to believe there’s a good chance they will be shot and killed just by appearing in public, because that’s how widespread he believes mass shootings have become in America.

Politics aside, that’s horribly sad.

It’s cruel to raise children to fear gun violence awaits them behind every corner. 

Just as it is inhumane to teach them the planet will die from global warming before they reach middle age.

Instead of scaring our kids to death with knee jerk fears, why not raise them to avoid the more likely dangers they will face?