Fellow progressives, please listen.
Stop telling gun nuts “We don’t want to take your guns. We just want common sense gun regulations”.
Half measures won’t get anything accomplished. What have background checks gotten us? What has the assault weapons ban of ’94 gotten us? What have these half assed measures gotten us? Nothing but more and more deaths and more and more children slaughtered in classrooms.
You really want to make an impact? There is only one path forward – and that is the outright ban of all firearms in this country. Nothing else is going to do. If we simply ban assault rifles, the mass shooters will simply move onto handguns. Once handguns are banned, mass shooters will move onto shotguns. You get the idea. Only a full scale gun ban is going to solve the problem of gun violence in this country. If you are too afraid to state your support for such a position and use coward tactics like “We don’t want to take your guns! We just want common sense regulations”, then you are not a true progressive. You are a coward who is too afraid of the right.
This war against the right won’t be won with cowardice. It will be won with bravery, boldness and courage. We are in dire times in this country, with a fascist racist tyrant occupying the Oval Office and the most destructive political party on the planet in control of both the House and Senate. We don’t have time for games. We don’t have time for cowardice. Either you stand in full throated support for progressive policies and action, or you are enabling the right. There is no middle ground. You are for us, or against us.
This isn’t just limited to guns. This is limited to all facets of the progressive agenda. You have to stand in bold support of all progressive action without wavering. That’s the only way we are going to win this war. The right may have won the current battle. But if we stand in solidarity, we will win the war.
History is on our side. Time is on our side. The up and coming generations are on our side. The world is on our side. Why be afraid? The only thing opposing us are the right and the media. That’s nothing if we stand together. So dig your feet in, take up your positions and get ready to fight it out in the trenches. The future is at stake.