Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Recommended Reading

Yesterday President Obama announced a series of executive actions aimed at closing some of the loopholes in gun laws, and which might, in some small way, make a dent in the shocking number of gun-related fatalities that our country amasses every year. While the usual poo-poo'ing from the usual suspects followed, an op-ed in today's New York Times makes a very salient point:
Given the situation, it’s hard to imagine a serious conversation about guns as long as politicians in thrall to the gun lobby choose to misrepresent what supporters of gun safety laws are actually saying. Those supporters, by the way, include the 90 percent of Americans who favor universal background checks for gun buyers.
The reticence by certain vested interests (the NRA, their pocketed politicians) to make a good-faith effort at common sense reform is both baffling and angry-making. Read the rest here.

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