This coming election may bring a major change in the war against the merchants of death, the arms manufactures, fronted by the NRA. As a black president, Obama was in an awkward position to confront the NRA head on. The politics was hopelessly impossible for him.

For Clinton the reverse is true, and she knows it. For all her flaws, as a white woman, Hillary is in an excellent position to blast Trump who is now the political poster chid for the NRA. To attack one is to attack the other.

For all those Bernie supporters out there (and I voted for him), if you ever want to see anything done about gun violence, you better be prepared to rally around Hillary big time.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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