Clearly "voter power" will not pry lawmakers out of the NRA's cold dead hands but "consumer power" can and will. Ninety percent of the nation wants universal background checks and the fight is moving into the marketplace.
As bad as drugs can be, Drug Warriors are worse. They raise the stakes of the drug fight, incentivize the drug gangs and push them to greater heights of violence. When a solution becomes worse than the problem it is time to abolish the solution.
People need a break from consistently viewing violence all over the news and when we have good news to report, we as leaders should step in and push the envelope by advocating for continued coverage of the significant reductions in Chicago homicides.