When the facts are so evidently aligned with the NRA’s position, is it wise to play to fears rather than to reverse them? Now more than ever is a well-reasoned, substantive case for gun rights necessary — and this can only be done by turning the most silly and fear-driven ignorance of guns on its head. This is the wiser and more effective path than embodying the caricatures drawn up by metropolitan progressives.
Any policy interventions that have any hope of solving gun violence in America require a sober, specific approach directed, not towards gun themselves, but the afflicted behind them. Anything short of that is likely a fear mongering play at characterizing political opposition as soulless monsters who trade lives for blood money.