The Rules of the Gun Debate

It is almost as though the debating rules for the gun debate in the US are designed to ensure that the debate is never resolved.

Twenty people were killed in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas on August 4, 2019. Just as I finished proofreading this post at around 0215 on August 5, 2019, my phone received a notification of a different mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.

Sigh.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/10/the-real-common-sense-tactics-the-debate-is-missing/542229/

Note that this post references an article in The Atlantic which is dated October 6, 2017.

“‘A Civil Rights Issue’: Groups Hope Courts Will Toss Out First-Past-the-Post”

I’m uncomfortable with the idea that the courts will decide how our elections work. On the other hand, there’s a clear conflict of interest with having our elected representatives decide how they will get re-elected in the future.

At the very least, this court case should be interesting to follow.

https://thetyee.ca/News/2019/04/25/First-Past-The-Post-Civil-Rights-Issue/