Bravo to our Congressman Seth Moulton for his stand on gun control. Visible, out front, fearless and easy to understand.
It will take many voices rising amid the continuing slaughter of Americans within our own country to achieve reasonable gun control.
Everybody must rally in order to turn the tide.
I think of the World war I era posters to rally broad swaths of the population to the cause, especially the notion that some sacrifice must be made in order to defeat the enemy.
Sacrifice is Patriotic.
The Gun lobby is built on the notion that U.S. government is the enemy. A campaign for gun control must attack this paranoid premise.
I think of something along the lines of:
Loosey Goosey Gun laws don’t protect anyone!
And a drunk goose with an armful of weapons exiting a gun show.
Do your part, Criminals and terrorists won’t register guns. You can! Insist on it.
Uncle Sam, baby.
The message needs to be simple and clear.
It is a falsehood that the government is going to take away your guns.
But rather than argue that, patriotism should be put in step with gun control, in order to displace NRA paranoia.
In addition, I’m struck that gun people are really indulging a fetish. It’s an obsession. Maybe pointing that out will diminish it.
I write this post to invite brainstorming. I think the effort should be graphic, social, video, logical, constant and unrelenting.
And it should invite law abiding citizens to follow the law as a matter of good for the country.
If your greatest sacrifice in the face of a bloodbath is helping prevent criminals and terrorists from unfettered access to guns, then that is no sacrifice at all.
Any graphic hands care to brainstorm some illustrations?