- Oct 29, 2018
We've had a trifecta 2 times since the 1970s. First 2 years during Clinton's presidency, which did stop new production/ownership of AR 15s for a 10 year period, and first 2 of Obama's. Claiming nothing changed during those terms is ridiculous.And how's that worked out for you this past 40-some years? We've had Democratic trifectas at least a couple 2-3 times and nothing's changed, and it won't until the NRA [Near Retirement Age] membership is old and senile and dying off.
We need to use the same long game the right has used to undermine American democracy and participation, as documented in Nancy MacLean's book "Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America". It will only be when we can destroy or sufficiently diminish the hold the NRA has over gun owners than we can make American safer, and not until then.
Trust me, most politicians, even on the right, secretly despise the NRA. There collapse will be epic, when it happens.
What you're calling for is the same thing you're ridiculing. Do very little, proceeding on eggshells, and then complain that nothing gets done.
The NRA HAS been getting beat down in the media and by the public. Pay attention.
It's time to stop coddling your friends and call them out.
Of course it's commonplace to blame the politicians for every single thing wrong, but it's far more the fault of the electorate.
Yes, I know nobody wants to face the same music as David Hogg. It still has to happen for change to happen.