As you all know there has been a lot of on-going debate about gun control, and the need to do something to stop the horror of school shootings and the like. Each time another of those incidents occurs the controversies arise again and most of us fall on one side or the other of the debate. One of the main (possibly the only) reasons why there has been no action on this vital necessity for the protection of our citizenry, is the forceful position of the lobbyists, members, and supporters of the National Rifle Association, and those people who have a seemingly innate and unstoppable case of "Gun Love."
Now I do not mean in any way to minimize the seriousness of the issue of the need for gun control in this country, however, it occurred to me that those who are in favor of any form of gun control, really need to recruit the individuals who drove the battle against smoking. Those folks took hold of the issue and pushed and bullied, and convinced just about everyone that smoking is worst thing on the planet! And their efforts worked! Smoking has been reduced enormously in this country because of their anti-smoking fanaticism. They have been doing this for over 35 YEARS. They won't give up until cigarettes disappear and smoking only relates to bonfires!
Just think what this same group could accomplish if they changed their focus to gun control!