My first "tweet" about this frame for the gun issue took place on 8.14.12, after an earlier gun massacre, well before
I'm passing it on to everyone this way too. Say: "We need better 'gun safety laws (or rules),' not gun 'control' or 'regulation!'" Why? Because Americans hate "control," and "regulation" is a G.O.P. bugaboo word. Our best hope of stricter gun safety rules is to have rank and file NRA
members join us in asking their congressional reps to make it happen, defying their "out-of-touch" leadership, "captive of the gun corporations." Safety is something grass roots NRA folks already value; unfortunately, being "sensible,"or "commonsense" is too weak a way to describe what we need.
And since it's clear now that we're going over the fiscal cliff, you will still
be able to use my suggestions for framing "cuts for military "corporations'" and other military spending issues. A quick link for that framing post is available here on my OpEdNews page or on the MP website home page, under the "Articles" heading at: http://www.metaphorproject.org