Last week, Matt called me freaking out a bit and said water was pouring out of his ceiling. He knew I had been there before. I told him to find the outside valve and cut off the water to the house then call me back.
He stopped the water from continuing to cause damage and then called back. I talked him through the next steps of getting the permanent fix – calling the insurance company and contractors.
Step 1: quick fix to stop ongoing damage
Step 2: fix the larger problem
What if we took that simple approach to gun violence?
Democrats say we need common sense gun measures that limit access to high powered rifles. Republicans say we need to fix the deeper cultural problem. One side seems to be pushing step 1 while the other seems to be pushing step 2. Perhaps both sides are right.
Stop the flooding. Fix the pipe.