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Facts don’t matter. Especially when it comes to gun violence.
We both know they do. But I get your meaning.
Facts, science, and common sense…any sort of reasonable and rational discourse…have been completely ejected from the national discussion on guns. The right-wing has won that debate. The evidence is clear. People are more interested in protecting “gun rights” than public health and safety regarding guns.
Gun control advocates need to take a different approach. Attacking shoddy science with questionable science isn’t working. Mostly because the data to conclusively resolve the kinds of issues enumerated in the Johns Hopkins report just does not exist.
On the other hand, we have some very good historical data on how the proliferation of firearms affects public health and safety. We also have some very good data on the particular category of firearm used in the types of mass public killings/active shooter incidents/whatever Americans are most concerned with. We also have a 2nd Amendment that allows for limitations on the common ownership of unusually dangerous weapons.
Gun control advocates need to reframe their argument, or people are just going to continue to tune them out.
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