Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bits and Pieces - Newtown Edition

Some of the better writing on the Newtown horror and what we need to do:

Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management announced early this morning that it plans to sell Freedom Group, a firearms conglomerate that produced the .223 Bushmaster rifle used in last week's elementary school massacre. Emptywheel's commentary.

Have You Noticed That White Dudes Keep Mass Murdering People?

Teachers are not soldiers. I think the most important thing we can say in response to the stupid suggestion that teachers need to become marksmen, or that police and other security measures need to be stationed at schools, is that that is not the kind of society we want to live in. We must keep our children safe, not accept a war of all against all.

We are our brother's keeper.

 'Right To Live Life In Complete, Stunned Horror,' Added To Constitution

After Shooting, Gun Control Petition Breaks White House Record

The answer is not more guns. Alex Seitz-Wald responds to Jeffrey Goldberg's argument for more people carrying more guns with, um, data. Goldberg says that's not what he meant, but I'm having a hard time seeing his distinction without a difference.

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