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As we head into the Independence Day weekend, NRA News Commentator Dom Raso, Jr. urges¬†Americans to remain vigilant in his latest video “Radical Islamic Terrorists Targeting Gun-Free Malls” with a simple request: imagine this.

You’re at the mall with your kids on a busy Saturday, picking up clothes for your family’s summer vacation. As you wait in a long line to checkout, you and your kids laugh and smile. You’ll be at the beach in a few weeks.

Out of nowhere, you hear shots fired. A few seconds later, screams. Your mind tells you what’s happening, but you still try and convince yourself it isn’t real. The shots get louder, and the screams multiply.

The people who want to restrict your right to bear arms will call this fear-mongering. They’ll say it almost certainly will never to happen to you.

Maybe it won’t. But it will happen to someone. And what if that someone is you? And what if it is your family?

Both as a society and as individuals, what are we doing to prepare for it? More importantly, what are we and our leadership doing to prevent it?

Deal with reality as it is, not as we wish it was … or face the consequences.