I’m one of those hardcore moms who never allowed the boys to play with squirt guns. They would find driftwood with some resemblance to weapons, and use imagination and creativity to make up games.
Guns aren’t going away. But we can and should make them harder to get. And while we’re at it? We need to give parents more support. The health of our entire society is at risk. So I thought I’d comment on tragedy, guns and mental illness.