A good article.
A friend wrote this:
We have to say: we changed the culture on smoking although it was once unthinkable. And on gay marriage. This must be changed and not of course by legislation which the terrorist NRA blocks but by any verbal defense of guns becoming socially unacceptable. To say you favor gun ownership has got to become as unacceptable as saying the “N word.” We need to start ostracizing people who own guns. We need to do an anti-apartheid type boycott of all retailers and wholesalers who trade in guns. We need to demand that pension funds disinvest in arms manufacturers. We need to demand punitively high taxes on gun and ammunition manufacturers and drive them out of business the way tobacco companies were forced to diversify out of tobacco. We need to pressure corporations not to hold conventions in states with freedom to carry laws. We need to blacklist and picket gun shops, and zone them out of existence. We need to go after ecommerce in guns by prosecuting every tiny failure to document and collect taxes on an interstate basis, and cripple the vendors with red tape. We need to demand and pressure clergymen, just as much as we pressure Muslim preachers to denounce radicalism, to denounce guns and tell people they are instruments of the devil or whatever it takes to get their congregations’ attention.
The only congressional response to last week’s shootings has been a bill to arm army recruiters. In America, black is white, true is false, and insanity is the norm.
I agree, though I’m much less optimistic that any of this will happen given the blockheaded and irrational position on guns of too many people in this country. I’m afraid we’re doomed.