The Conversation

For the record, I don’t really have an opinion about gun control. But this article about the respectful silence and self-reflection in the pro-gun lobby following the recent school shooting contains a really revealing quote:

Sensing a pause from pro-gun rights groups and individuals, gun control advocates like Huffington Post columnist Robert Cavnar, a licensed gun owner, noted that “the conversation has finally begun.”

I have never seen such an explicit statement of how a “conversation” works in American politics.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 | Res pueriles 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “The Conversation”

  1. 1 Boring Pastmaster said at 12:22 pm on December 17th, 2012:

    I couldn’t seem to find the quote in the article you linked. Maybe they’ve edited it, maybe you’ve accidentally put up a different link, or maybe perhaps I’ve just gone blind.

    I think how quickly the gun control lobby has jumped on the deaths of children for its cause is rather deeply distasteful, and also an example of a rather disturbing search for very simple answers to deep problems, trite as this observation might be. There might yet be hope on some sort of wider cultural dialogue, but I sadly doubt it for now. Not being American, I am hardly entitled to start throwing my opinions on What Must Be Done into the fray.

  2. 2 Boring Pastmaster said at 12:30 pm on December 17th, 2012:

    Ah, a small search and here it is, I think?:

    Thanks for bringing attention to this piece.

  3. 3 Avery said at 3:26 pm on December 18th, 2012:

    Oh geez, I’m sorry. You’re right, I linked the wrong article.

  4. 4 The Crow said at 10:10 pm on December 18th, 2012:

    Nice one, Avery 🙂

    I had to laugh at the nonchalant irony.

    Indeed: a conversation is where only one view is visible.