OK, so the Leftist media, professors, politicians, pundits, etc. want to infringe upon our 2nd Amendment rights.
I say we let them reinstate the "assault weapons" ban and infringe upon our 2nd Amendment rights on one condition: we get to infringe upon their 1st Amendment rights.
Any of the Leftist "intellectuals" whose livelihood depends on the freedom of speech granted in the 1st Amendment shall be subject to fines or imprisonment if they are caught lying, spewing disinformation, misrepresenting people's views, not reporting news that doesn't help their political agenda or attacking those with a differing political viewpoint.
Oh, I know what they'll say. "But people don't die when we make 'mistakes'".
Is that right?
When New York Times reporter Walter Duranty intentionally covered up the crimes of the murderous Stalin dictatorship in the Soviet Union, 50 million people died.
When the Left fanatically embraced Rachel Carson's book, "Silent Spring" in the 1970's, and was successful in getting the pesticide DDT banned to save a few birds, tens-of-millions of human beings in third-world countries died because insects ate their food.
And those are just two examples. If you add up all of the deaths that Leftist "intellectuals" are responsible for, it easily approaches one billion.
How many "mass shootings" would it take to equal those numbers?
If they get to infringe upon our 2nd Amendment rights to supposedly save, maybe, 75 people per year from "mass shootings" (and we all know that their "assault weapon" ban wouldn't save those lives), it's only fair that they should let us infringe upon their freedom of speech to save millions of lives, right?