We have had our 18th mass shooting for the year…..it is February 2018….and as usual we have the gun debate flying all over the internet and the news……it is a conversation we need but it seldom goes beyond the accusation of the two sides.
Hypothetically let us say that we were successful in a ban on the guns in question……
Looking back a few years after hypothetical new restrictions on semiautomatic weapons in private hands, we see a country grown more divided, but no less armed.
The strategy that gun controllers finally settled on was to shift the culture to make firearms ownership socially unacceptable. Then, legal changes would be possible.
“I think we have to cleanse our culture of this false idea that guns are cool,” gun opponents wrote. “Guns are not cool. Cool kids don’t use guns.” Others agreed, and they all pointed to an earlier example of demonizing a previously popular product. “Guns should be the new cigarettes,” they insisted.