Tuesday April 7, 2020

McKeone on gun control: Is time running out for the gun lobby?

The Valentine’s Day massacre at Parkland high school marked a tipping point in the American gun control debate. How long can the Second Amendment survive?

18th March, 2018
Students from Montgomery Blair High School march down Colesville Road in support of gun reform legislation February 21, 2018 in Silver Spring, Maryland Pic: Getty

The courage and eloquence of high school students who, having survived a massacre, spoke truth to power and faced down the duplicity and casual cruelty of political leaders and gun lobbyists has been written about elsewhere.

The mass killing of schoolchildren has been ritualised, then weaponised many times in the US. This is the first time the survivors have taken control of the debate. The battle over gun control has entered uncharted territory amid a...

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