So, we have another shooting at a High School in Michigan.
And it’s clear we think there is “nothing we can do about it!”
When I was pastoring a church I spoke out the Sunday following the the Pulse nightclub atrocity.
I spoke out by having us sing a hymn against murder.
I spoke out having us sing about imagining a world where guns used for killing people…and some guns are meant for hunting (which I’m cool with) and some meant for murder (which I’m not cool with) …was not a thing.
And I got emails.
All the emails.
About how “guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” totally dismissing that people with guns kill people.
It was a total appeal to what philosophers refer to as “plausible deniability.” As if guns designed to kill people are benign.
They are not.
I am all for people having rights. I am all for people who have rights exercising them.
Powder muskets for all who want them!
But guns designed to kill people should not be available to everyone who wants to buy them, Beloved.
I want my babies to go to school without fear of being shot up. They’re already afraid of this viral contagion that too many people refuse to get inoculated against, do we need another factor?!
What the hell kind of people are we?
Thank you for articulating so succinctly how I’m feeling. I have middle schoolers and it’s terrifying.