Forum Post: What about TODAY? It's FIVE (5) DAYS later. Are we allowed to talk about sensible gun control NOW?
Posted 6 months ago on Dec. 15, 2012, 9:15 a.m. EST by therising
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Just lay out the ads in the newspaper in advance. . . what could go wrong? http://hypervocal.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/SC-paper-gun-ad-newtown.jpeg .
Gail Collins in today's New York Times said: "We have come to regard ourselves — and the world has come to regard us — as a country that’s so gun happy that the right to traffic freely in the most obscene quantities of weapons is regarded as far more precious than an American’s right to health care or a good education." http://nyti.ms/QZ6UTK
When is America going to get over its gun craze and enact some sensible gun laws? Everyone including the president's spokesman said yesterday that the day was off limits for that discussion. Can we discuss it today? Are we allowed? When is it appropriate to discuss saving the lives of children? When's a good day for that?
Or are we so wrapped up in our "we're under attack" fantasy narrative that our obsession with being "a hero with a gun" outweighs the lives of innocents?
Also, we're the only industrialized nation that restricts health care but not guns. We should restrict guns and have fully accessible health care. How about that?
By the way, I think the onion, despite it's humor, might actually have it exactly right here concerning the NRA: http://www.theonion.com/articles/nra-sets-1000-killed-in-school-shooting-as-amount,28352/?ref=auto