Asking the government for gun control is going to backfire. Getting help from the government is something most people regret as it is a deal with the devil. The ultimate price of gun control is way too high.
Politicians from both sides love it when you ask for something from the government. You have now put an issue in play that can be used in deal making and all politicians love deal making. It is naive to think that the government is sitting there waiting for an opportunity to make our lives better. No, the government is sitting there waiting for another reason to increase its power, and requests for help are just the excuse they are looking for.
Donald Trump is a master deal maker and never gives anything away without getting something bigger back in return. Gun control would hurt his chances of re-election so he needs something bigger in return. He thinks big, very big, and could use this to get behind the scenes support from the Democrats to ensure his re-election in 2020 and perhaps guarantee a Republican president in 2024. And don’t think the Democrats won’t sell out their constituents down the line for a chance to look good now. If you think we just need a different president forget it. The problem is the system not the person.
So when you say you would give anything to get something from the government, you better mean it as you will in fact be giving everything.
EDWARD W. SMITH