The newspaper this morning had a headline that said Gun Debate Continues.
Really, I thought, debate? Does anyone really think we have an actual debate in this country over anything? Its really more of a mutual shouting match. In fact its more of mutual and uncoordinated shrieking.
Proponents of stricter gun laws trot out some kids, or former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, to raise the emotional component, and the opponents scream about confiscation of guns and revisiting 1776 to stoke fear. Where is the debate in that?
For the most part I have heard very little hard data, or thoughtful historical analysis. It is all emotion, all the time. And it is not a debate by a long shot.