On the first day of 2017, 210 people were killed or injured by gun violence in America, including a one year old, teens and a mother and daughter.
Today, there was Ft. Lauderdale.
Tomorrow, it could be my hometown.
Like most forms of illness, there is an indiscriminate nature to gun violence. No one is immune. Not you. Not me.
As I was watching the news today, with the sound off, my nineteen month old granddaughter played next to me. She was innocently laughing at everything she touched. And as I watched her play, I wondered what kind of world my grandchildren are going to know. I wondered what kind of fear they will understand and how they will live their lives. And I wondered if they will ever truly be free.
We should all be wondering the same thing, because this senselessness doesn’t seem to be going away. That’s the reality we all try to turn away from.
Those who died today were probably someone’s child and/or parents.
Whose will they be tomorrow?