January 26, 2023

It’s Time to Ban Guns. Yes, All of Them. | New Republic

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However, this is a classic example of how life in the United States is these days. Forget individual rights. Forget facts in this matter. The tactic is to begin a campaign of lies and propaganda that will eventually shift the conversation to one of possibility. This is not a new concept. It has proven itself on many issues. The basic principle here is that if you tell a lie long enough, the majority of brain dead fools will believe it.

I say this not to win some sort of ideological purity contest, but because banning guns urgently needs to become a rhetorical and conceptual possibility. The national conversation needs to shift from one extreme—an acceptance, ranging from complacent to enthusiastic, of an individual right to own guns—to another, which requires people who are not politicians to speak their minds. And this will only happen if the Americans who are quietly convinced that guns are terrible speak out.

Source: It’s Time to Ban Guns. Yes, All of Them. | New Republic