I used to think it was a stupid argument..Ban guns, its easy ..Stop the killings...No its not that easy..
I think quite a few people talk about obesity and the culture that encourages it, but still a fraction of the population does nothing about it.
IMO, it has a lot to do with poverty and class structure. McDonalds rolled out some kind of $1 menu recently, and sales (and profits) skyrocketed.
As for "no its not that easy". I think the guys would argue its not about solving the whole problem, its about reducing it right away a little, and more+more over time. Nothing will solve the problem right away, and there is no magic pill for this. Issues go way way deeper.
And, I dont agree with you at all that there is a sense of Republican means racist. Not to most people, just to some of the vocal minorities on both sides. And I really dont agree with you in terms of Conservatives in Canada, I dont think the majority or even 95% of Canadians think that way. At least, I dont THINK they do. I could be wrong.