How to end the whole gun debate.
We're so preoccupied by the gun debate and it's become a muck in the muck argument, and there is an easy fix. Give the NRA everything it wants.
From a mandatory conceal and carry to a shoot first policy. Every American would have full gun rights and we eliminate the machine gun ban forever. We can strike ever single gun control law. No minimum age requirement. Eliminate the mental health consideration (i.e. involuntary confinement in a mental hospital). Full immunity for the shooter and no recourse for the victim.
This is the America people want and it is the America people should get. Guns are big business and that means profit for some.
There are concrete means of self protection that do not involve a gun, and we're too blind to see that, or we refuse to see the endless possibilities. We only want the gun. And, that betrays the truer psychiatric twists of America at large.
We try to invoke the names of other countries and point to them and say see how peaceful a fully armed nation can be. We shut out eyes to Rwanda and Somalia, Iraq, Northern Ireland's 20th century history, and the Middle East. We see only what we want to see.
We try and invoke past events and claim "if they only had guns"- oblivious to the social norms and cultural mindset of that era. We also want to ignore America's silent support of the genocide. We fabricate stories about Germany's gun laws when a history reveals theirs were no different than ours. People could own guns in National Socialist Germany.
We ignore America's history of genocide starting in the 17th century right here on terra firma Americana. We forget how horrified we were when the Native Americans acquire guns and started fighting back. We were terrified over the prospect a slave revolt on these shores and it was the threat of the gun that condemned a people into slavery until the mid 1860's.
We blame crime on drugs ignoring the fact it is America's growing demand for drugs that is fueling it all. In short, the violence related to drugs is completely self inflicted. We created the monster we can no longer fight.
We create false statistics and point to them with claims that guns cause a drop in crime and completely over look the fact that crime rates rise and fall like the tides "" that is a sociological fact.
Let's end the debate and give the NRA and what a minority of America really wants. If in a decade we are safer, then we made the right decision. If we are not safer, then it is too late forever and there will be no turning back.
However, in my experience, I find that America's gun culture is terrified of the experiment and that speaks volumes about America's truer arm chair pseudo bravado.