As details of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, continue to emerge, Americans are again trying to make sense of a mass shooting.
The attack in San Bernardino — which was the second mass shooting of the day, and the 355th this year — reignited a national debate on terrorism, gun control and public safety.
New York Times reporter Liam Stack joined the conversation Wednesday night, posing a simple question to users in light of the day’s events:
Question for folks in the United States: how often, if ever, do you think about the possibility of unexpected shooting in your daily life?
— Liam Stack (@liamstack) December 2, 2015
Within a few hours, Stack’s tweet attracted hundreds of responses that demonstrate a range of emotions and offer a glimpse into the mind of users across the country.
— Kimberly J. Curtis (@curtiskj) December 2, 2015
@liamstack My kids are in preschool. About once a week when I drop them off I think about Sandy Hook and how it could happen to them.
— Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) December 2, 2015
@liamstack I never did until at the movies recently, when the previews included a warning about suspicious behavior and emergency exiting.
— marianliz (@marianliz) December 3, 2015
@liamstack tonight my daughter explained all her hiding places at school. I wanted to cry.
— Ruth Mullen (@ramullen) December 3, 2015
— A Beer Drinking Duck (@NobleSasquatch) December 3, 2015
@liamstack Frequency at least doubled since becoming a parent.
— Paul Cantrell (@inthehands) December 3, 2015
@liamstack often, honestly. Especially that I live in a major city, it’s like I always have to be on guard. It’s my biggest fear.
— KARADACTYL (@DammitKara) December 3, 2015
I’m a little shocked how many people are constantly afraid in that @liamstack thread. We have to find a better state than constant fear.
— James Haus (@SoylentHHH) December 3, 2015
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