It doesn’t have to be that way. There are so many choices, but many of us are not making choices, we are just reacting to the choices of others. They say it is ‘okay’ for guns to be available with automatic clips. They say it is ‘okay’ that no one checks the legality of sales. They say that guns which could kill elephants should be generally available, although I’ve never seen an elephant on our street.
When it is no longer safe to go to a movie theater, or to a shopping mall, or to a university, or to a place of worship, or to send children to school, because of the choices and beliefs and money interests of those who manufacture death, then it will eventually become dangerous to go to the grocery store or even to the mail box to retrieve mail.
And then, when we can no longer, as a society, go about our daily lives in reasonable safety, when we can no longer shop or simply gather together for ordinary events, the world we thought existed no longer will.