Hi Jean, I don’t disagree with the responsibility of voters. However, as we’re learning (even more today) about the effect the Russians attempted to have on the views of the American public via social media, ads, and other activities, the NRA has been at least as effective in molding public perception.
In addition to almost $6M “invested” in 223 GOP members in the House of Representatives during the 2016 election cycle, the NRA spent almost 10 times that (around $55M) campaigning for their causes and candidates. Staggering … and that’s why (IMHO) there’s little hope any gun laws will change while we have a GOP-controlled Senate, House, and POTUS.
In this conversation, I think “guns” is too general a term. My specific issue is with the availability of military-style, high-powered, automatic weapons and high-capacity-magazines — none of which were conceived when the 2nd Amendment was written. Again, I do appreciate your comments!