Saturday, December 15, 2012

Recommend Readings

I'd hoped to have my review of The Hobbit posted yesterday, but with the horrific news that kept coming out of Connecticut morning into evening, I just couldn't find the strength to finish it, so that'll have to wait until early next week. In the meantime, in light of yesterday's events and the seemingly endless caravan of similar stories in the past few weeks, months, and years, here are two surprisingly similar pieces from two very different voices on the ideological spectrum on how gun legislation can play a preventative role in incidents such as this. First up, Ezra Klein has a list of twelve very instructive facts about gun control and gun violence. Next up is David Frum as the seemingly lone voice on the right who's saying, contrary to the meme that locks into place like a deflector screen whenever there's a story like this, now is the exact time to be talking about gun control. Read 'em both.

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