If the deadliest mass shooting in a high school was not enough, another tragedy won’t be the key to changing things. It will be the people.
For a long time, two cancers have been eating away at American society: the gun lobby and white supremacy. And Washington politicians persist in refusing treatment.
Trump needs the NRA and its 5 million members. All of them are potential Trump voters.
Arguments simply have no grip on people for whom carrying a gun ... is an important part of their identity.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of American politicians are deeply beholden to the gun lobby and won’t willingly renounce it unless a greater power arises to replace the lifeline it represents to them.
Will the multiplying massacres begin to act on Americans’ conscience?
What do these four tragedies have in common? Money.
Their battle is a long-term fight, in a country that counts practically as many guns in circulation as inhabitants.