If Republicans concede that yes, mass shootings are the price we pay for freedom, at least we can an honest debate. https://t.co/i1E275OXaa
— Alex Hazanov. (@alexhazanov) March 23, 2021
To its worshippers, a gun is not a tool, it is a powerful implement of magic. It makes a terrified woman equal to a violent home invader, a soft-handed aging man equal to an angry antifa mob, an overleveraged landscape contractor with a string of small-court claims and unpaid child support warrants equal to an uncaring bureaucrat. How can we lie-berals besmirch the honor of the Sacred Implement, and its loyal defenders?
And the Republican Party, desperate for continued electoral relevance, only too happy to court the Cult of the Mighty Gun, finds itself increasingly bound to the arguments of a tiny, self-centered minority…