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Thu Dec 8, 2016, 02:05 PM

9. Gun control is in part about changing that perception.

The more insecure people buy guns, the more everyone else feels insecure and like they need a gun.

It's like riding the bus. When everyone does it, it's cheap and efficient. The more people take cars, the slower the traffic, and the more expensive and infrequent the service gets, the more people buy cars.

We need to create a positive feedback loop where fewer people feel like they need guns. Let's make the conversation about "actually crime statistics have been dropping for decades and not every brown person is going to rape or kill you or steal your stuff" rather than "you can't have that gun, it's dangerous".

People need to see how silly and groundless a lot of the fears they've been living with are. What are the actual chances that the government is going to round them up into FEMA camps? Not very, on either side. Even with Trump in the White House.

We need to deescalate the rhetoric, starting with our own.

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