The term redshirt has had several meanings. The most current one comes courtesy of Star Trek and means a stock character in fiction who dies soon after being introduced. Redshirt deaths are often used to dramatize the potential peril that the main characters face. In daily life, redshirts are the “little people” whose deaths serve the state-aligned media’s efforts to further restrict our freedoms in the name of public safety.
American politicians are no different from the others. They seem themselves as feudal arbiters of the lives of others, and an occasional massacre in a zone with officially disarmed victims helps them frighten the flock. Don’t cooperate with their plans. Don’t be a defenseless redshirt!