The Guns In America Symposium: Epilogue
After today, we’ll be winding down the Guns In America symposium. There are a few other contributors who have said they may post an additional piece over the next week or so, but you can probably expect the days ahead to be more typical League fare.
This seems like as good a time as any, then, to thank everyone involved for making this symposium a success:
We posted more than thirty compelling pieces of writing we were proud to publish; we received twice that number of submissions, any of which we’d have been equally proud to publish had we the space. So thanks to everyone that took the time and effort to put your thoughts forward.
Guns are an easy enough topic to discuss when everyone is of like mind; however, it is one of the most difficult to tackle with all sides at the table. To be honest with you, we were a little concerned that the topic might attract commenters more comfortable with the hostile, crazy, ALL-CAPS style of discourse. Instead, the new voices we’ve heard from have been both thoughtful and respectful. So thanks as well (and as always) to those that kept the dialogue going in the threads.
I also want to acknowledge the League regular contributors that not only wrote front-page posts, but also took the time to act as hosts in the threads – but perhaps a special shout out is owed to Mike Dwyer for providing yeoman’s work from beginning to end.
Lastly, of course, a thanks to everyone that stopped by to read what we all had to say – and our stats suggest there were a whole lot you. If you’re already a League regular, thanks for your continued support. If you’re new and only dropped in because of the symposium, we’d like to invite you to stick around as we discuss every other topic under the sun.