In today’s newsletter: the gun control activists giving up on civility as they take on the American gun lobby
Good morning. For the last three days, the National Rifle Association has been holding a macabre sort of pageant: a convention in celebration of guns in Houston, Texas, 200 miles away from Uvalde, where – last week – 19 children and two teachers were shot dead by a teenager. The NRA convention also coincided with the last of 10 funerals for the victims of the racist attack in Buffalo a fortnight ago.
As the convention unfolded, and Donald Trump spoke, hundreds of gun control protesters made their voices heard outside. They chanted, passed out water, held up wooden crosses for the Uvalde victims, and distributed voter registration forms. Yesterday, Joe Biden visited Uvalde and promised to do something. Few think he will be able to.
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