This scenario is harrowing, and I already see some evidence of it. My mother’s side of my family and some friends on social media have gone commented and shared a lot on social media that aims to socially shame me and other gun people out of shooting and our opinions on the matter. It does not come close to rising to this level, but I see things headed in that direction.
One of the weaponized social networks I’m currently covering isÂ a loosely connected network built on a newly emergent consensus morality (#metoo, etc.).Â A consensus that it usesÂ to successfully wield social, and increasingly, political power.
This moral networkÂ recently expanded with the addition of the #neveragainÂ movement, after the Parkland shootings.Â Â In the past, a movement like #neveragain would be focused on gun control through changes in government legislation.Â Â Now that it’s part of this weaponized moral network, that focus is going to change.
Why?Â ThisÂ weaponized network isn’t interested in just changing legislation.Â It’s far more ambitious than that.Â Â It wants to change everyone‘s behavior and it is building the means to do it.Â Â Here’s how.
Read the whole thing. I agree with Joe Huffman, who brought this piece to my attention:
Gun owners all need to â€œcome out of the closetâ€ and make it clear we are normal people. We do not have blood on our hands from the school shootings.
That really is the best thing we can do.