Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Yeah, Another Fuck the Guns Post

Not that this column by Leonard Pitts wasn't worth linking to anyway, but I want to keep track of the comment thread. It's my little homage to Reppy's "What'd I Say" blog.

You frequently find fortune cookie aphorisms, yes, but it’s not often that you find searing insight within Twitter’s 140-character confines. Which is why a June tweet from one Dan Hodges — his profile describes him as a British political commentator — stood out.

“In retrospect,” wrote Hodges, “Sandy Hook marked the end of the U.S. gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.” 

Sadly, probably true. Here's why I love Andrew Cuomo even though he's pretty frequently a dick.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo renewed calls for national gun-control legislation on Tuesday, after one of his aides was critically injured by a stray bullet in crossfire between two rival gangs in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Following the 2012 school shootings in Newtown, Conn., Governor Cuomo oversaw passage of the state's sweeping gun control laws that are considered the strictest in the United States. At the time, President Obama launched an aggressive gun-control push, but his efforts failed in Congress. Gun rights activists have maintained that such legislation would violate the right to bear arms that is enshrined in the the Second Amendment.

Mr. Cuomo, in an interview on CNN on Tuesday, called for a renewed effort to pass a national policy, saying it is key to stopping the flow of weapons into New York from other states.

This piece, too.

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