…Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership. It is possible to define those guns in a clear and effective way and, yes, it would require Americans who own those kinds of weapons to give them up for the good of their fellow citizens…
It’s a lot like the editorial the Times published just after the latest mass shooting, in Sutherland Springs, TX, and the editorials they published after mass shootings that took place between those in San Bernardino and Sutherland Springs.
Hurray for the Times advocating gun control. The problem is, it would take a grassroots effort to vote out the politicians who are anti-gun control, and grassroots voters on this issue are usually white middle-aged Trump supporters who think they need firearms to protect themselves from blacks, Muslims and the gov’mint.
They are the sort of peeps who get a hard-on by going to gun shows in godforsaken places like Oaks, PA.
They don’t like gun control advocates, and they are no more likely to give up their gun fetish than they are to read an editorial in The New York Times.