Changing Conversation With Children As Mass Shootings No Longer Rare

PLANO, Texas(CBSDFW.COM) – With 12 innocent victims shot dead at a bar in California, the fourth mass shooting in the U.S. in the past two weeks, some say “we seem to be living a nightmarish loop of random, mass murder in places that should be safe.”

“Another one. It’s another one,” says Toya Harris of Dallas when asked how she reacted to the latest mass murder. “And it’s too often, and I got tears in my eyes.”

Still, the mother of two knew she would have more work to do at home.

“I use it as an opportunity to talk about gun safety,” said Harris.  “What to do if you encounter a gun, what to do if you encounter a gunman. My children are 6 and 8 and I’m having this conversation with them… It breaks my heart. It breaks my heart.”

Harris knows her children will have questions and so does she: “My question would be,’what do I tell my children?’”

“You answer the question,”…

Original published: 2018-11-08 19:15:24 Read the full Dallas News here


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