Tag Archives: gun violence

The bullets on the bus


While the NRA would prefer otherwise, the parents of Sandy Hook are refusing to change the subject or the conversation about guns. For them, the political has become exquisitely–and painfully–personal. Last night’s 60 Minutes devoted two segments to the “after” of their lives since December 14. It was television at its devastating best and if…

Are there words enough to stop the guns?


It is almost three months to the day after the massacre of the innocents in Newtown—a before-and-after moment that, like September 11, was supposed to “change things.” So what’s changed? The usual suspects (the NRA, the president, Second Amendment absolutists, gun opponents, doctors, victims and their families, members of Congress, advocacy organizations) have all said…

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