"We need to have a conversation about..."
"We need to open a dialog about..."
Or any one of the numerous variations on the above.
I've come to despise this meme, now a cliché.
The latest "conversation we need to have" is that about gun control, specifically, banning bump stocks — in reaction, of course, to the horrific slaughter perpetrated by Stephen Paddock in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017.
I admit that I haven't been reading or watching the news much the past few weeks. But I have managed to to devote some time to keeping up with current events. My reaction:
The above said, here is a point about which I haven't noticed much coverage in the ceaseless droning and screeching of the 24/7/365 news cycle (aka the Curse of Cable News), with a hat tip to Zero Hedge, via Bunkerville:
Murder map Looks strangely similar to the electoral map.— Steph (@steph93065) October 4, 2017
51% Of Murders Come From Just 2% Of The Counties https://t.co/GnJmPT7ASN pic.twitter.com/WOsXy1ydyG
...This is [the comparison that] Steph means. Pretty darn close. I thought the same thing when I first saw it. pic.twitter.com/ZO6EGpv0aO— Jellenne 🌵⚾️🐍🌞 (@jellen805) October 4, 2017
What is your opinion regarding banning bump stocks, which, in effect and if I understand correctly, convert a one-pull-one-round rifle into a rapid-fire machine gun?