I’ve gained some new followers after sharing my family’s experience at the Mall of America yesterday. Some of y’all are curious how I can be anti-2A *and* a prison & police abolitionist (both before &) after going through that. It’s a good question, and I’m not ignoring it. 1/
But I’m still at work, prepping to lead worship at church this weekend while finishing up two seminary courses and also, yes, soothing my and our nervous systems after the shock of that event.
So it’ll come later! 2/
Aug 4 • 16 tweets • 4 min read
We were at the Mall of America.
My entire family, plus our oldest’s partner and my nibling.
Sitting on the top floor enjoying some tacos.
Then screams, and a rush of people running toward us.
There were gunshots fired nearby.
Everyone running toward us.
I live in North Mpls which means I have seen and heard some shit.
So believe me when I tell you:
I have never — NEVER — experienced such terror or chaos.
You cannot be ready for that.
You cannot active-shooter-drill your way to preparedness.