Sherry, Medium will not allow me to include a link in a comment but if I could I would connect you to a column I wrote about WHY the NRA-people would rather have these military weapons than fewer school massacres, namely, they are terrified that some day the government is going to take away their “freedom” and they want to have unregistered military weapons in hand so that they can stage an armed revolution against a government that they decide has too severely limited their “rights.”

So, of course they understand the damage these easily-available military-style weapons do but they deem that acceptable collateral damage if it allows them to prepare for their armed rebellion against what they fear will someday be a totalitarian government.

Bottom Line: You cannot use logic to change the minds of crazy people.

— David Grace

Graduate of Stanford University & U.C. Berkeley Law School. Author of 17 novels and over 200 Medium columns on Economics, Politics, Law, Humor & Satire.

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