Why the majority keeps losing on guns

Why does our political system make it impossible even to consider solutions to gun violence? …

As we argue in our book, “One Nation After Trump,” the United States is now a non-majoritarian democracy. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms, that’s because it is. Claims that our republic is democratic are undermined by a system that vastly overrepresents the interests of rural areas and small states. This leaves the large share of Americans in metropolitan areas with limited influence over national policy. Nowhere is the imbalance more dramatic or destructive than on the issue of gun control. CONT.

E.J. Dionne Jr., Norman J. Ornstein & Thomas E. Mann, Washington Post