“We will not be able to stop every act of senseless gun violence or any other gun violence, we know that, in the future. That’s no excuse to do nothing. It is not an excuse to do nothing. As the president said, if we can save even one it’s worth it. And I think we can begin, again, not because of guns alone, but I think we can begin an endeavor that stops the coarsity of American culture and society.”Guns are icky and coarse. You know where they don't have guns? Europe*. And part and parcel of modern liberalism is to have a sort of fawning, leg-humping infatuation with western Europe.
Not only do they have socialised medicine and workers' pension programmes to die for, and paternity leave and, and, and well, everything, but on top of it, they're just so... European! Everything Europeans eat is artisanal and all their beer and wine is imported! And their accents make them sound so smart!
And if you can't be arsed to learn a foreign language so that you can move to someplace civilised like Amsterdam or Copenhagen, then you can try to bring the mountain to Mohammed, as it were.
Believe me, I live among them. If they were riding their city bike on the bridge over the canal in Broad Ripple and looked down and saw a real gondolier among the ducks, they'd decorate their cupcakes right there.
I know, I know, you're going to tell me something about the Second Amendment in the Constitution, like it's quoting holy scripture or something. Don't you realize it's just a tool written by rich old white men to keep rich old white men in power?
Look at all the more modern constitutions, like they have in Europe! They all include important rights, like the right to housing, food, a job, and health care, and don't include atavistic throwbacks about the right to hunt deer with muskets. What importance does any sane person in modern society place on the right to hunt ducks compared to the right to a job and a roof over your head?
(If you're going to beat these people, you have to know how they think. Not cartoon assumptions that they're all Junior Pol Pots who lie awake at night dreaming of death camps; that's just the flip side of the cousin-humping redneck stereotype they have of you.)
*Bear with me here, I'm trying to help you get in his headspace and facts would only be a distraction.