This idea is not original with me but I believe I will start spending my money in places where I agree more with the politics surrounding gun legislation. Actually, states that don’t agree with my views on gun safety are often the same ones that don’t agree with my views on reproductive rights and other issues of the day. So birds? Meet stone.
I won’t go hard-core. I’ve got a couple of family trips planned for the summer into states where there is not a representational consensus on sanity, and I’m not going to miss those trips, but as much as is in my power, I’m going to take my hard-earned dollars and put them into the economies of states where I feel comfortable.
Naive? Sure it is. Exclusive? You betcha. But if enough people — as much as they’re able — put their money where their politics are, maybe we can make a difference. NRA money certainly has. I imagine that if enough of us get serious, we can at least begin to counter those blood garglers and their political contributions.