Skip to main content

Death in Connecticut
Editorial
New York Times
December 15, 2012

Each slaughter of innocents seems to get more appalling. A high school. A college campus. A movie theater. People meeting their congresswoman. A shopping mall in Oregon, just this Tuesday. Today, a kindergarten classroom...
...

...There is no crime greater than violence against children, no sorrow greater than that of a parent who has lost a child, especially in this horrible way. Our hearts are broken for those parents who found out their children — little more than babies really — were wounded or killed, and for those who agonized for hours before taking their traumatized children home...
...

...We have no doubt Mr. Obama will help in any way he can, today, but what about addressing the problem of guns gone completely out of control, which comes up each time a gunman opens fire on a roomful of people but then disappears again?

Referencing mention of a new assault weapons ban by President Obama after the Aurora, Colorado theater shootings, the NY Times' editors optimistically suggest that he "might support" it "if someone else introduced it."

Then the editors remind us that, "Republicans will never do that..." But, they also note: "Far too many Democrats also live in fear of the gun lobby and will not support an assault weapons ban, or a ban on high-capacity bullet clips or any one of a half-dozen other sensible ideas."

The Times' editors close out their editorial tonight, accordingly...

...The more that we hear about gun control and nothing happens, the less we can believe it will ever come. Certainly, it will not unless Mr. Obama and Congressional leaders show the courage to make it happen.

Originally posted to http://www.dailykos.com/user/bobswern on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 03:31 PM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

skybluewater, Mary, JekyllnHyde, Superskepticalman, Angie in WA State, Joe Bob, jo fish, filkertom, murphy, melo, grollen, NYmom, BigOkie, emal, Sprinkles, hyperstation, Doctor Who, Bugsby, Heart of the Rockies, eyeswideopen, opinionated, TracieLynn, cyberKosFan, kalihikane, annrose, Agathena, stevej, PBnJ, cosmic debris, chimpy, Dhavo, Terre, Lilyvt, tidalwave1, psnyder, Dallasdoc, pat bunny, NYFM, riverlover, Wayward Wind, inclusiveheart, AllisonInSeattle, Sembtex, lonespark, Wife of Bath, Steven D, vacantlook, jhawklefty, sawgrass727, mrmango, ExStr8, bloomer 101, 3goldens, Ckntfld, basquebob, dewtx, Dobber, Laurence Lewis, ratzo, eru, SaraBeth, Pam from Calif, Phil S 33, Steve in Urbana, markdd, Sandino, kaliope, Rogneid, Ekaterin, Jim R, begone, third Party please, emeraldmaiden, VictorLaszlo, blueoasis, triv33, wild hair, real world chick, el cid, SingerInTheChoir, CA Nana, Clive all hat no horse Rodeo, Texdude50, bstotts, Aaa T Tudeattack, pgm 01, BeninSC, Habitat Vic, Loudoun County Dem, gloriana, puakev, yoduuuh do or do not, profewalt, FishOutofWater, DvCM, Mary Mike, la urracca, noofsh, bnasley, HCKAD, US Blues, cyncynical, SeaTurtle, TomP, Empower Ink, JayC, revm3up, mconvente, 1world, HappyinNM, elwior, treesrock, TomFromNJ, tofumagoo, royce, smartdemmg, icebergslim, temptxan, petulans, LaEscapee, priceman, oldliberal, pileta, artmartin, Ran3dy, McGahee220, Glacial Erratic, lostinamerica, don mikulecky, janmtairy, WakeUpNeo, RageKage, papahaha, jazzence, astral66, Just Bob, coppercelt, FogCityJohn, politik, eb23, gulfgal98, samanthab, ItsSimpleSimon, Publius2008, Floande, Oh Mary Oh, dwayne, no way lack of brain, Jane Lew, Colorado is the Shiznit, sboucher, slowbutsure, hooktool, Sand Hill Crane, muddy boots, EagleOfFreedom, LSmith, peregrine kate, chira2, PhilJD, ratcityreprobate, Miggles, jadt65, Mentatmark, SouthernLiberalinMD, PrometheusUnbound, OldDragon, barkingcat, FloridaSNMOM, Mr Robert, Mike RinRI, peachcreek, wxorknot, james321, jennyp, avsp, Kayjay, Marjmar, katiec, Robynhood too, Blue Bell Bookworm, Chaddiwicker, doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers, Lurker in the Dark, Yo Bubba, howabout, Demeter Rising, k9kiki, OregonWetDog, Pistoche, El Bloguero, Samantine

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site