8 years old, yet relevant. If there’s to be a fruitful and respectful debate, it needs to address facts (and claims of fact). Caveat: I have not fact-checked this. It appears to be heavily footnoted, which may or may not be a plus as I haven’t vetted the sources for the footnotes. Further, recent comments from GOA re: “blood of children on gun control hands” (paraphrased) are unfortunate, divisive, and do nothing to help create rational dialog. The massive degree of emotional appeal emanating from the left isn’t doing any better. Rabid, holier-than-thou ideology from either side isn’t helping.
The blame game needs to end in both directions. The problem(s) need to be identified, defined, and operationalized. Then rational arguments need to be made pro and con re: any proposed solutions.
While we busy ourselves politicizing in both directions, more people die.
And before anyone cries foul, “but what about the children?!” please let me know where you’ve stood on drone strikes and the idea that other countries’ children are somehow acceptable collateral damage in an undeclared war against ill-defined enemies … a war with only an imaginary end in sight.