"I don't want to see that kid dead any more than you do," Stokes said. "If there was a magic fix, I promise you I would support it."
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Yes, exactly. If you haven't got a magic fix, don't bother me.
This perfectly encapsulates the entire "let's be reasonable, it's not that simple" argument that is always trotted out in favor of easy, essentially unlimited access to modern weapons of war for civilians:
The ones who claim to be open to considering ways to reduce the carnage all claim to be open to supporting any reasonable solution — by which they mean a perfect magic fix involving no trade offs. Because in the whole history of human affairs there have been so many of those.
"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay"
Oregon Public Empowerment News (OregonPEN.org)