- First the good news. Well there’s lots of action on the gun control front… Sort of. In the week after the nightclub tragedy in Orlando, Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut organized a 15 hour discussion/filibuster to address the issue and have dialog with colleagues which yielded some information I has never heard before — most notably that 75% of people want “common sense” gun control. By that, I assume they mean civilians don’t need military weapons and terrorists shouldn’t be able to buy guns. It was like a 15 hour infomercial about gun control, rather than a sound-bite about how our Muslim president wants to take ALL our guns, which had been the entirety of conversation before. As I understand it, then, gun control is possible without gun removal — and most people want it. We might be able to make a case for American sanity again.
- Now the bad news. The Senate majority shot down (no pun intended, I think) 4 attempts to respond to the will of the people regarding gun control. Are they corrupt, stupid, bought, or arrogant? It doesn’t matter. They’re not doing it.
- More good news — or is it bad news? People are really sick of not being listened to and business-as-usual. In this election year, there will be a revolution. Will it be violent? Only if people can get guns.