We don’t have to go far. Following the tragic school shooting yesterday in Newtown, Connecticut, the New Yorker is out in force with a set of devastating reactions, all worth reading:
- Adam Gopnik: Newtown and the Madness of Guns
- Evan Osnos: China Watches Newtown: Guns and American Credibility
- David Remnick: What Obama Must Do About Guns
- Nicholas Thompson: America’s Culture of Violence
I’m seeing the same sentiments all over the media I read and among the people I follow on Facebook and Twitter. I hope this is a trend, and that we may finally, finally have the momentum to take meaningful action in America on firearm legal reform. Remarkable — yet not — that it took the mass murder of nearly two dozen kindergarden children to get us here. If we don’t take action now, I’m not sure we ever will.