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.
My daughters’ generation has grown up with a reasonable fear that they will be shot in any public place.
Our failure to act on gun violence has helped create these conditions.
The Senate cannot wait any longer. There’s nobody else to act but us. https://t.co/kimLs1LeCa
— Michael Bennet (@SenatorBennet) March 25, 2021
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?