Slate calls this piece “The Battle Against The Clock“, but it’s really about not listening to cooler heads or understanding the issue:
The battle for gun control is a battle against the clock. After a tragedy like the massacre in Newtown, Conn., gun control advocates say lawmakers have about 30 days to channel public outrage toward enacting laws that might prevent another mass killing. After that, people get distracted, new challenges crop up, memories dim, and nothing gets done. Those who would like to stop gun control legislation know how this clock ticks, too. It is a battle between emotion and organization. How long can the emotion be sustained and how long can the NRA organization wait it out?
How long can Democrats dance in the blood of children and push people to give up their rights to resist oppression?
There are two avenues for change emerging out of…
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