If I had my way...
If I had my way, all the automatic assault weapons in the world would belong only to the warriors of the world who must fight the wars, because those weapons are only the weapons of war.
If I had my way, there would be no wars.
If I had my way, House G.O.P. leaders who strive to legislate widespread gun carry laws and ease regulations on gun silencers would be shipped to a faraway galaxy never to be heard from again.
If I had my way the N.R.A. would not exist.
If I had my way, all the victims of gun violence everywhere – and especially the children – would not be stars in the heavens but here on Earth to live their lives in the time that should have been theirs.
If I had my way, the world would be filled with kindness and grace and we would all be friends … if I had my way.