4. Rewrite the Second Amendment. I’m not saying repeal it, but take a page from the pro-gun lobby who for 20-plus years preached, wrote academic papers, held seminars, etc., to support the then-radical notion that the Second Amendment bestowed a personal right to own a gun, thus making it more challenging to enact laws that restrict access to them. Of course, the Second Amendment says no such thing. However, their efforts paid off in 2008 when the U.S. Supreme Court embraced their view in District of Columbia v. Heller as the five conservative Justices essentially rewrote this Amendment.
In a nation with over 300 million guns, we will never be able to truly eliminate gun violence. But I can tell you this with confidence, unless those of us who want to reduce gun violence start changing their tactics, we will see more of our fellow American skilled and the NRA will go on winning. It’s time to think different or shut up.