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My gun policy, post-Orlando (and on top of Charleston and Sandy Hook and more)

Too many gunsters are simply folding their arms and saying, "You all have to live with it."

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OK. I am sick of the people who are horrified by mass killings trying to propose ways to reduce the number of such incidents. Too many gunsters are simply folding their arms and saying, "You all have to live with it."

So here is my policy: The gun people, it is your turn to come up with a proposed solution.

Warning: If you don’t come up with something, you are going to get one imposed on you, and  you won’t like that. That is what the NRA “no changes” position is going to lead to.

OK. I am sick of the people who are horrified by mass killings trying to propose ways to reduce the number of such incidents. Too many gunsters are simply folding their arms and saying, “You all have to live with it.”

So here is my policy: The gun people, it is your turn to come up with a proposed solution.

Warning: If you don’t come up with something, you are going to get one imposed on you, and  you won’t like that. That is what the NRA “no changes” position is going to lead to.

So, now, instead of trying to offer a compromise, I am folding my arms, and asking: What do the gun people propose?

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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