Tagged: Guns In America
A very cynical take on the public debate surrounding the Charleston shootings.
The conventional wisdom at the moment about the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri two weeks ago is that no one really knows what happened, and that the narratives conflict greatly depending on who you ask.
The conventional wisdom is bull.
School shootings and rampage killings used to be moments of collective shock and horror, leading to long periods of national, cathartic mourning. Now they are either a quick ratings spectacle or a thing that gets mentioned briefly on a slow news day.
What the hell happened to us?
Our own Mike Dwyer lays out an interesting argument about the appropriateness of children being trained to use guns. The comment section there has an interesting conversation about this and other issues. But there...