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Michael Maiello suggests that America “make gun ownership uncool” like we did with smoking. “Sometimes, when legislative action is difficult or downright impossible, a cultural approach works to curtail dangerous behaviors.
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From a TPM Prime member: “We now bend over backwards to assure hunters we won’t outlaw their guns, as if hunting is some kind of unquestionably acceptable, even commendable behavior that needs to be protected above all else. When President Obama spoke after the Oregon massacre he also, even in his anger, went out of his way several times to reassure hunters. Does the constitution guarantee a right to kill animals with guns, just for fun? Why are we afraid to say that this is immoral, abhorrent behavior?”
Related: Josh Marshall says there is no political logic for liberals to accepting piecemeal gun reform.
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