Tool and Die

"Goddamn this is madness. It's the fourth consecutive week I've had this reoccurring nightmare of a woman who tries to walk her child to daycare. They pass a liquor store [and] see an average looking kid running out the door. In a moment, frozen, they watch as he reveals a handgun. Terror in her voice, no sound, he unloads a round. Her son goes down. Then I wake up screaming, but am I dreaming? 'Cause it's just another day. So many killings repeated until people have no feeling, when every two years guns take more lives than the whole Vietnam war."