The United States has a gun problem. No one is really contesting that–not even the gun enthusiasts, considering their frequent refrain that they need lots of guns to protect themselves from all the guns.
Our larger problem, however, might be our inability to have a mature, productive conversation about gun control and regulation–meaning both sides listening to one another, and trying to draw a compromise.
Yes, I said both sides, because both sides are the problem. That said, only one side is arguing in favor of more guns and more people getting shot. That side also happens to be the one winning.
The only way we’re going to come to a solution is to stop labeling each other, stop scrutinizing the proper use of every term, and stop branding every proposal as “tyranny.”
I’m not anti-gun. I do believe in the right to bear arms, and I believe people should have the right to own firearms. But unless we can agree to some reasonable form of restriction and limitation, we’re going to keep seeing innocent children shot.
That would seem to be motiv