As a parent, I’m horrified by mass shootings and live in fear for my kids. What perplexes me however is that motor vehicle deaths, although trending down, are on par with gun deaths. Somehow we keep building cities for cars and not people and the only outrage I see is when there isn’t enough parking, the roads aren’t wide enough, or high density housing is proposed down the street.

(Leading Causes of Death among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 1999 through 2020, CDC)

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