Class Warfare Blog

May 23, 2018

A New Strategy to Deal With Guns in the USA

Filed under: Culture,Politics — Steve Ruis @ 10:58 am
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Obviously the current efforts to wean politicians away from NRA money isn’t working. My first suggestion was to find donors on the other side of the issue who would promise to give the opponents of politicians taking NRA money even more money, but I don’t have the money for that so how about this?

A campaign to protect the good, responsible gun owners from the bad, irresponsible gun owners. This would be pitched to the responsible gun owners, using their fear of having their guns “taken away” to split off the “irresponsible” gun owners. Then we can have a dialogue over what makes members of both of these categories. Then we have to protect the “good gun owners” by making laws and regulations based upon their behaviors (they get background checks, they don’t buy dicey handguns, they keep their guns in gun safes, etc.). We have campaigns about protecting their ability to hunt, participate in shooting sports, etc. If they don’t get the bad guys out they all will suffer. We don’t want their fundamental rights reduced because of a few bad eggs.

Every child has a memory of being punished for something a sibling did … and still resents it. This gives this approach leverage. We can even get petitions for these protections signed only by NRA members, not just limp-wristed liberals. The police will support it, the military types will. In effect the only people who oppose it will be the “irresponsible” gun owners, protecting their rights to be irresponsible.

Call it a wedge strategy.

 

2 Comments »

  1. One thing that bothered me is a student in Texas after the last shooting said gun control measures wouldn’t work because there are evil people who will not follow the law. She said the killer was not old enough to have a gun yet was evil enough to get his father’s guns and shoot people at a school. But she fails to see that part of gun control is the safe storage and control of your guns, as Nan has promoted. Laws like that should have prevented this young man from getting the weapons he used. Yet she couldn’t see it because the adult people in her life parrot a view that no gun control laws work, yet other laws are needed because they do about other things. Like laws against things they dislike or are against their religious faith. Hugs

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    Comment by Scottie — May 23, 2018 @ 11:14 am | Reply

    • Which is why we need a debate on their side of the issue as to whether one thing or another is responsible or irresponsible. Hopefully opinions stated without evidence will erode over time.

      On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 11:14 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — May 23, 2018 @ 11:19 am | Reply


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