This time is different.
- “Advocates of gun control say the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown might be different for two reasons: the victims were children, eliciting a gut-wrenching response across the country, and the National Rifle Association proved to be a political paper tiger in the 2012 election.” (The Caucus)
- President Obama: “No single law or set of laws can eliminate evil from the world… but that can’t be an excuse for inaction.” (Political Wire)
- The weapon of choice among mass murderers: the AR-15 (The New York Times)
- And what has the NRA had to say since Friday’s shooting n Newton? Nothing. (ABC News)
- In fact, its Facebook page disappeared after the attack. (Business Insider)
- Even Drudge gets it. (Andrew Kaczynski)
- Let’s just all agree that Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, is a, well, it rhymes with bass-poll. (Slate)
- ”Louie Gohmert being one of only Rs willing to talk guns on Sunday TV is much more politically significant than what he said” (Jonathan Martin)
- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington, a member of the House Republican leadership had the gall to say, ““I think we have to be careful about new, suggesting new gun laws.” (2 Chambers)
- We are the most heavily armed nation, per capita, in the world. (CNN)
- If you haven’t already, read “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother” – because this story is also about parents who have children with mental illness. (Liza Long)
- So what does President Obama’s explicit call to action on gun control actually mean? (First Read)
- A starting point for what “meaningful action” on gun control looks like. (Wonkblog)
- The NRA once supported gun control. No, you read that right. “The NRA once supported gun control.” (Speakeasy)
- “Four adults killed in Benghazi and right wing politicizes it endlessly. Twenty kids slaughtered in CT and right wing tells us to shut up.” (Roger Simon)
- “I grew up on an Oregon farm where guns were a part of life; and my dad gave me a .22 rifle for my 12th birthday. I understand: shooting is fun! But so is driving, and we accept that we must wear seat belts, use headlights at night, and fill out forms to buy a car. Why can’t we be equally adult about regulating guns?” (Nicholas Kristof)
- “Prohibition outlived its usefulness and did more harm than good. There was no “national discussion” – just a shoving aside of the old guard.” (Reformed Broker)
- And, please, don’t miss “Saturday Night Live”‘s cold open. Moving.
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