A Modest Proposal

JMN2017 Woman With Rifle, Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. (c) 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

JMN2017 Woman With Rifle, Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. (c) 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

There’s an alternative to facilitating gun silencer purchases as Congress has considered. It would be to promote noise-canceling earbuds for fans of gun sport, thus not suppressing noise and flash.

Hobbyist shooters would be protected from compromised hearing, while civilians finding themselves targets of hostile fire in clubs and concerts would have a better chance of ducking from it — perhaps even returning fire.

Not a perfect solution — there would likely be casualties — but fewer, one hopes. This is America. We can find a way forward.

JMN2017 Woman With Revolver

JMN2017 Woman With Revolver, Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. (c) 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

(Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.)

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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