if there's one thing we do consistently well, it's shutting down big-name running backs. of course this means whatever yokel they trot out at QB this year is going to throw an air raid down on us for four quarters while shula lines jericho cotchery in the backfield on draw plays but what are you gonna do
your beliefs are governed by an internal logic that's relative to itself. i don't think you're an idiot because of that. i think you're subject to a subcultural system of beliefs that validates and reinforces the beliefs you've just posted and keeps you believing it. that's how beliefs and cultures work. your internal logic isn't externally logical, though, and it's resulting in us being the only nation where these types of tragedies happen at this level, with this frequency. as long as people like yourself act as agents of gun culture, all you will ever have to do is flap the constitution around (as though it's not interpretive) and use it to stem any national dialogue that occurs anytime people try to discus as solution. re: the "you're willing to sacrifice others' rights to make yourself feel better" argument: you could insert seat belt laws in place of gun restrictions and get the exact same response if you wanted. yes, it's your "freedom" to not wear a seat belt if you don't want to, but if your ass goes sailing through your windshield and dies and the state has to watch your kids, or if the guy behind you flies up through the van and into you when it rolls, then yes, it's a public health/safety issue and the government can "infringe" upon your freedom to be a dumbass if enough people deem it dumbassery. unfortunately not enough people are there yet with guns. i blame talk radio, stupid internet memes, and the immense social and political lobbying power wielded by the gun industry.
it's possible to win in spite of someone. we won two titles in spite of byron bell. shula's worthlessness is overrated by some, and the fact is his quote is being taken out of context (he wasn't literally stating a desire to not score every play. the transcript said he even said it with a laugh.) however, he's clearly the weakest personnel link on the team, and his offenses have historically and contemporarily done very poorly, so naturally anything he says is going to be contextualized against that. as it should be.
your party's entire platform on this issue is "do nothing because to do something is to take all your freedoms away." it's a mindless position that relies on apathy, normalization of gun violence, and deflection (they were black! they were mentally ill!) to preserve your right to pop tin cans on the weekend and pretend you can hold off a fire squad of obama marines when they come to bury you in plastic FEMA coffins. your post is representative of the collective shrug by your party and its constituency on matters like this. i don't have a party, but as a constituency base i and other like-minded people recognize that we're the only western nation in the world with this problem and that something needs to be done to fix it, and if mah freedums are sacrificed as a result, so be it. i'm willing to not have the right to pop tin cans on the weekend and pretend i'm staving off the government with a rifle behind every blade of grass if it means dipshits aren't equipped to end a life with the twitch of a finger muscle.