I see no other viable solution in passing strict gun control laws and progressive laws. When the republicans stonewall all attempts at passing anything in Congress, there is nothing else that can be done. Would you rather we hope that democrats can secure the House and the Senate every four years, then it going back to shit when the republicans take it over again and undo everything? This is a stupid, vicious cycle of regression. In essence, every time the democrats manage to pass incremental steps of progress with laws that are a compromise with both parties, when the republicans get back into power, they reverse everything back, benefiting the rich. What kind of idiotic system is that?
In such a hypothetical where two countries are established in the US, it wouldn’t necessarily be the case where good people, whom are conservative, are abandoned, but perhaps steps would be taken in convincing them to migrate to the democratic-leaning country for quality of life improvements. The real enemy is the GOP entity. Yes, I know there are GOP politicians with good intentions, but the party is too far gone within the political machine to be reasoned with. Maybe one day the GOP will lose a significant amount of power, influence, and money, to where it no longer holds sway with the American people.