After watching so much of the news today and being so heart-sick, I was trying to think of what I could write that would be substantive enough, but only not seem like it's just reacting to another mass gun death.
And then I realized that not only had I already done so, but had done so the very morning of the shooting.
For those who missed it or want to read it again, you can just scroll down a couple of articles, or click here. I can't begin to explain how glad I am that I posted it before the fact. That it was the day of is another matter entirely.
I'd like to reiterate that the specifics in the piece are quips, over-exaggerations. But the point of the article is not a joke. If getting meaningful gun control passed is too daunting a challenge for those oblivious to continued tragedy, then taking a page from the anti-abortion is a very serious way to address the subject. Keep gun ownership legal, as the some insist the Constitution requires -- but just make it so incredibly difficult to buy bullets. Create realistic hurdles that satisfy every legal challenge and protect every citizen's right -- most especially that of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. With "life" there at the top of the list.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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