The apologists for the weapons industry demonstrate their intellectual bankruptcy by regularly contradicting themselves with a straight face.
Following Wednesday morning's on-air shooting of two employees from WDBJ7 TV in Virginia, in which 24-year-old journalist Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward were killed, details from the back story about the gunman and his potential motives came to light.
Why don't we just accept the senseless killings that most developed countries don't experience as an inevitable fact of American life and stop trying to fix them?
With an average of 32 people killed by guns in this country every day -- the equivalent of five Wisconsin massacres per day -- both major parties refuse to deal with gun control It's the consensus, not the gridlock, that's the problemWith an average of 32 people killed by guns in this country every day, both major parties refuse to deal with gun control.
For all the dysfunction in our political system, a healthy pattern usually takes hold when a terrible tragedy seizes the nation's attention. Unless the tragedy involves guns.
A gunman shot up the audience at a premiere of the new Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises," in Aurora, Colo., early Friday morning. Twelve people were killed and 59 injured by tear gas and bullets during the tragedy.A dozen people died and more than 50 were injured when a suspect opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.
As Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold's posthumous infamy turns 10 on April 20, I wish I were surprised that Columbine-like shootings are still happening, or even that our national discussion about violence hasn't yet matured past gun control and video games.