I’ve long thought that the term “gun control” was the worst idea of branding a decent cause ever. No one likes to be “controlled” which is what reverberates for even moderate gun owners. BTW I never touched a gun after Nam.
Besides there are far too many out there to ever get back. Focus on making ownership of any magazine above a small size for hunting illegal. Second, make it illegal by ANY means to turn a semi-automatic weapon into automatic firing. Third and hardest, go for the next step only after the first two are achieved. No open nor concealed carry unless you have a security related job or a permit that requires passing a test and having insurance (like we do for driving). Not foolproof, but would regain the ground lost to the NRA over the past 50 years.
It’s vital to the effort to change the term “gun control” to something else to align with a re-focused agenda on the intent to save lives not control them. Ideas? We are way past any ability to pass perfect laws. We need a new foothold for saving lives.
I know this can seem simplistic and even disingenuous but in this age, simplicity of headline and message helps. MADD was a great acronym and bolstered the image and headline of persistent hard won efforts across every state. I don’t know the answers, but someone out there could strike the right banner. We need to rethink the strategy and tactics as well. As well meaning as every effort has been, results are getting worse not better.
As beach vacation destinations go, Vietnam perhaps isn’t the obvious choice. However, the country’s beaches are beautiful enough to rival those of the more famous Thailand resorts, and there are plenty that haven’t yet been spoiled by high-rise resorts and… Đọc tiếp
(EN/ FR) Still I remember some of the strong and beautiful women I met in Donetsk during my 18 months working and living in that rebellious city. I used to go for lunch to a simple “stalovaya” (canteen) where was… Đọc tiếp
Great chat last night catching up with friends at our 50th HS reunion reception after the school football game. Reunion dinner tonight. Downside is have to hurry home Monday to prep for the Hurricane. Comments comments
Bristol music people. This whole St Philips Gate mystery-venue-that-has-to-keep-moving-its-gigs-to-other-venues thing has been troubling me. So I did what all good troubled people should do and went out and paced every yard of the St Philips and Feeder Road area to… Đọc tiếp
Back to 1996. These kids on the telly today don’t know they’re born. (Heck, I was never that thin! Must be the lighting!) Comments comments