This is the game: The news breaks of a horrible massacre using one of America’s 280,000,000 small arms. The scene of dozens of dead bodies in a single place breaks through the lassitude Americans have developed about the daily massacre of their fellow citizens.
The gun lobby is ready. The PR campaign begins while the police are still putting bodies in bags. These three arguments are most common:
- Guns are not in and of themselves dangerous.
- Additional gun control measures would not reduce violence.
- The Constitution forbids any form of gun control even if you wanted it.