Its harder to see the perspective from New Zealand particularly if you live in an echo chamber of a particular political ideology, look at the trump thread for eg clearly geekzone members want to throw as much mud at trump no matter what he dose nothing positive is ever reported here (from what I have seen). Yet here we are he got elected so a large % of Americans think differently no matter how you spin it.
Trump and guns should both not be subject to partisan politics.
If you want to say something positive about Trump, feel free. The "echo chamber" you think you see is just a simple fact that on rational analysis, justifying his position on basically everything usually falls apart.
"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
People seem to accept that doesn't allow you to carry a rocket launcher around a shopping mall, or a hand gun into a schoolroom or aeroplane - so the "right" is "infringed" routinely, as matter of course.
This is what im talking about .
Why do a large % of Americans seemingly disagree with you? Its a different culture.
What about the large youtube (millions of subscribers) that agrees with a large amount of what trump is doing? Are people following them not rational? Are you that arrogant to assume your position is the definition of rationality?
On both issues (gun control and Trump) many Americans are profoundly ignorant of how the 95% of people on the planet - who aren't Americans - live and think.
Ignorant to what standard? Your standard of intellectualism? Because they disagree with you?
Its a very blanket statement. I can promise you that there are many people who are pro Trump and/or anti gun control that are more intelligent that you or I and thats just statistical.
How ever its off topic and it doesn't prove anything.
It's not a blanket statement. I've highlighted what you've missed.