With security a concern following the attacks in Paris, France and San Bernardino, California, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and other tourist attractions have implemented additional safety measures. In a statement, Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said, “Now, families can’t even go to ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ to escape the realities of gun violence in this country.”
Why should we accept increased security as the new “normal” when there is an alternative to giving up?
As John Rosenthal says in a piece for The Huffington Post, “Until we are safe in our schools, our houses of worship, our holiday parties, our shopping centers and theaters, there is no other issue that is more important. We must […] reclaim our right to be safe from the scourge of gun violence that is perpetuated through unrestricted access to military assault weapons, high capacity ammunition magazines and easily concealed handguns.”