Originally Posted by extralife
this is true
but treating the symptoms is also what every doctor in the world does, and is in fact taught to do. kind of sucks, but its also kind of effective, kind of necessary, and certainly better than nothing. there comes a point where the childish whims of caprice and the irrational bonds of selfish self-identification are simply no longer worth it. losing your little toys, codified as a tragedy because someone with money in the market told you (general you) it was about the constitution, which you or I don't actually care about, is simply Not A Big Deal. you still got trucks and beer and the R lever. make do. we have too many guns in this country, and those guns shoot people who then die. one step at a time.
this is assuming ppl don't believe guns can protect and deter from violent aggression. that they're crucial to living independently and well.
gun control is more like palliative care geared towards ephemeral comfort than any kind of actual healing.