This is a house in predominately white, middle-class Webster, NY, burning out of control after someone with a gun shot the firefighters dispatched to save it. Webster and Newtown are the places people who crave safety and security go to avoid violence and raise their families. Well, more of those families are mourning now, and others are in the intensive care unit of a hospital wondering if someone they love is going to survive. And the neighbors these firefighters came to help had to watch their houses burn, all because one or more of the 300 million guns in this country was used to commit acts of violence this morning.
Perhaps it might be dawning on all of us that there is no safe place, and something must be done.