“They Might Have Guns, But We Have Flowers”


It seems impossible to make sense of the horrific attacks on Paris last week.

So how do we explain it to children?

My colleague, Gretchen, who will be representing Moms Clean Air Force at the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris in less than two weeks, grapples with this when her child asks, Mommy, why are they shooting?

While it’s heartbreaking to need to have such a conversation with a child, in an interview with French news broadcast Le Petit Journal, a reporter asks a frightened Parisian boy if he understands why Paris was attacked on Friday. This touching exchange with his father highlights how love wins.