A liberal Democrat and a conservative Republican walk into a TV studio to debate the latest mass shootings — and walk out agreeing that an overarching problem is the absence of fathers in the home. I was not going to post this as it got too far past — although the truths in the discussion remain true — but then there was this nutjob killer in Texas.
The first segment went exactly the way you would expect after El Paso. White racism, too many guns, etc. But the second, longer segment opened up our agreement. My opponent, who is a very long-term Democrat politician, continued to find disagreements and make political hay, but we really were agreeing on the primary issue of fatherhood and mental health. He just naturally wants to restrict guns, too. Give a listen.
This is ground where a lot of normal Americans who disagree on guns — not politicians, they’re hopelessly entrenched in narratives — can probably agree.