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Tilting the Newtown 'Conversation'

Robert 206 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 10:16 AM
An avid reader of history, I do have to agree we are a nation created in violence and one that has practiced violence all over the world as the "Great Protector." Only lately we haven't had any grand successes like World War II. Iraq is still violent, Korea still split in half, and Afghanistan can't wait for "the fun" to begin when we pull out!
It's too hard to try and make sense of a senseless event. Adam Lanza's merciless slaughter in Connecticut has forced everyone with a microphone to insist we have a "national conversation" about why this happens.

But this urgent need to talk is not an excuse for a reckless discussion. Sadly, that is where we're headed, with pundits hysterical, naive or both.

Predictably most in the media went straight to the Left's Alpha and Omega: blaming excessive "access" to guns. It was also an excuse to open fire on the National Rifle Association. For example, author Joyce Carol Oates...