Commentary: This is why we can’t have a conversation about guns with fellow Americans or fellow Mormons

Commentary: This is why we can’t have a conversation about guns with fellow Americans or fellow Mormons

(Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP) A young woman cries, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, by a memorial for Santa Fe High School freshman Aaron Kyle McLeod, who was killed Friday during a shooting at the school in Santa Fe, Texas. Another school shooting . Another nine kids and a teacher dead. This time in Texas. This time with Ted Cruz imploring prayers of support and the governor talking about legislation he plans to introduce “next week” that he admits would not have done much good “this week.” Pompous politicians pontificating, but no one saying anything much about guns. Because in America, there is no conversation about guns. A conversation requires at least two people willing to consider opposing points of view. And we can’t find that many. We have plenty of people willing to tell us what they think about guns. We even have a federal School Security Commission with four people who will tell you what they think: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (who thinks we should give teachers guns, because everybody knows more guns result in less gun violence), Attorney General Jeff Sessions (who likely will be too busy digging up research proving marijuana is only a little less addictive than heroin), Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (who will make certain no Islamists or Mexicans are permitted to bring guns to school) and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (who, after the last school shooting in Florida, suggested research by the Centers for Disease Control). Perfect. […]

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