the facts are that we have an unacceptably high number of gun deaths year after year
For all of your false accusations that I confuse facts with opinions, you are the only person here who does this.
The above is not fact. It is your opinion.
My opinion differs. I don't think it matters whether someone is murdered with a gun versus with some other kind of weapon.
and you refuse to countenance doing anything meaningful about it.
So do you.
Violating people's civil liberties for fun certainty doesn't count as doing anything meaningful.
everything you do is simply persiflage and nonsense.
I do not share the progressive opinion that civil liberties are nonsense.