I asked before, if they’re not in favor of background checks or a ban on assault weapons or anything that’s been proposed, then what do they want? Armed guards wherever people congregate? Armed teachers? Because I can guarantee that even if we were to implement those (let’s be honest, ridiculous) ideas, there would still be a mass shooting sooner or later. Sooner or later there will be a case where a security guard would be too lax, or the gunman would target them first and then go on to shoot everyone else.
And why are we only focused on mass shootings? Since Newtown over 3,000 people have died in gun deaths, something that hasn’t warranted much media attention.
The issue of guns in America is not simply the occasional mass shooting like Aurora or Newtown. It’s the sheer volume of handgun deaths and our society’s fetishization of guns and our willingness to ignore all the one and two fatality incidences. We bury our head in the sand and deny there is a problem beyond mass shootings.
So Nate, Michael… What do you propose? What solution do you offer that will prevent every potential Sandy Hook? Or if you don’t think it’s possible to prevent every potential Sandy Hook, why are you even using this argument?
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