Tom wrote on Apr 5, 2023, 12:32:
If I understand your argument correctly, changing the law is pretty much impossible so the majority of Americans who want change should just shut up and accept that innocent people need to continue to die in this country to protect the profits of gun manufacturers and fearmongers. Is that right?
No. I don't have an argument, I have an understanding of how my country is in situ
I am not arguing against trying, I am pointing out the extreme legal and cultural challenges that any person or group is going to face and the very high likelihood of failure.
You are looking at this emotionally. Case in point, word usage like "innocent" and "fearmongers".
I am not. You can't emote your way to getting an opposing party to come over to your side or, at the very least, compromise. You need to give them a valid reason that serves their own self-interest to do so.
Right now, as the culture and legal framework sits, I don't see a way that the people screaming "BAN ALL TEH GUNZ AND TAKE THEM AWAY" have to appeal to the self-interest of those screaming "FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS! IT'S MUH RIGHTZ!"
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.
“Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains” -Jean-Jacques Rousseau