Which Way For the Democrats — Gun Control

Andrew D Ellis
2 min readSep 13, 2018

Over the next few weeks, I will be writing about various issues that are of concern to me. I want a Democrat take-over of the House and Senate but I fear that the Democrats are ignoring two undeniable facts: (i) the 2016 failure to get out the Democrat base; and (ii) platform positions that only resonate with the Democrat base. If the Democrats are going to win, they need to think “bigger” and “better.” Over the days that follow, I’ll put my ideas on the table and I’d like to hear yours.

On Gun Control:

The overwhelming number of gun-owners are law-abiding citizens. So, let’s not treat them as criminals or think of them as threats to our common safety. Let’s do now what we can agree on now.

By huge margins, gun owners agree that:

(i) if you can’t fly, you can’t have a gun;

(ii) if you’re subject to a restraining order, you can’t have a gun;

(iii) if you are on anti-psychotic medication, you can’t have a gun;

(iv) if any public school, public employer or public safety organization (police, etc.) has determined that your behavior raises a “red flag,” you can’t have a gun.

Let’s implement these prohibitions at the Federal and state level and across state lines. But, let’s not ignore the fear that gun-owners have of government intrusion into their “Constitutional” rights to own a gun. The resolution of this apparent conflict is private sector gun depositories, where…