On Tuesday, an opinion columnist for The Los Angeles Times who seems to have hostility toard guns and a contempt for Trump voters offered a novel suggestion for people wishing to buy or rent a place to live: make real-estate listings delineate the “prevalence of gun-ownership in a 50-mile radius” around the listed home.
Virgina Heffernan tweeted, “Real-estate listings should include prevalence of gun-ownership in a 50-mile radius and number of annual mass shootings in the region. Time to change what a ‘bad neighborhood’ is.”
“[A]nd introduce a meaningful tax on guns and gun violence,” she continued. “No one should say ‘this is a great place to raise kids’ about neighborhoods where even one person has an assault rifle.”
“The metric would be simple,” she posited. “Example: Staten Island (pop 474k) has 4x the gun ownership per capita of the Bronx (pop 1.4m). If that reads as safer or more frer (sic) to some people, Staten Island is for them. If not,