Thank God for people like Jon Stewart and John Oliver. Since gun regulation measurements were passed through law in 1996, there have not been any mass shootings in Australia. Even conservative, “I have a right to bear arms” politicians were grateful for the regulation.
So here’s my question: If there was any chance that gun regulations would work to reduce mass shootings, isn’t it worth trying? If another country has successfully reduced mass shootings, is it worth it to learn from them and try it?
I don’t want to resort to an ideology or argument about the right to bear arms. I want to stay focused on reducing mass shootings and staying focused on the issue at hand. Would you and I consider what it might look like to do something about the mass shootings and not simply argue about our rights to bear arms? If regulating guns would work, isn’t it worth trying?