I think I get it. When you live in nice neighborhoods where the cops come when called. When the cops don’t seem as dangerous to you as the criminals. When you have money, status and power, the idea that a poor, uneducated brown person could have the same power over life and death as you do must be terrifying.
When the idea that mass shooter could come shatter your safe little world, and suddenly you need to deal face to face with the reality that you’ve struggled to isolate yourself from is your biggest existential threat then it all makes sense.
Liberals by and large suffer from the worst sort of echo chamber elitism. When they sit in their ivory towers and tell others to eat cake. So while they’re telling us how safe we are, how we don’t need any protection, how the powers that be are on our side, maybe they need to look in the mirror and check their privilege.