The movement to protect innocent lives from gun violence is a multi-generational struggle akin to that which won African Americans civil rights or gay Americans the right to marry

People gather at Robb elementary school, the scene of a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday.
‘The pleasure derived from guns, the sense of participation in America’s deepest myths about itself which they might foster, come at the expense of tens of thousands of lives a year.’ Photograph: Nuri Vallbona/Reuters