Never in the 217 years since the Bill of Rights had been ratified in 1791 had the Supreme Court found an individual Constitutional right to own a gun separate from a militia (which today we call the National Guard) and during that time, local, state and the Federal government enacted numerous gun control laws.
“Twenty-eight mass shootings in less than two weeks since Uvalde and we can’t even get background checks included in a bipartisan gun reform package,” said one progressive political strategist.
The NRA is holding its annual convention just days after the Uvalde school shooting. The group exists to protect gun industry profits and the state’s monopoly on violence, and keep guns in the hands of right-wingers.
Change is not going to come from leaders leading, it is going to come from us making it in their self-interest to enact those changes.