Maddening nonsenseJanuary 10, 2013
My latest piece on Daily Kos (sorry, but it is kinda long) is another diary on guns. Since the administration is publicly talking guns and gun control legislation, it’s back in the news cycle and there are lots of diaries about it. Mine in particular means to tackle a certain popular misconception about guns and suicide. While in public I prefer to give folks the benefit of the doubt, this point seems so damned obvious to me that I suspect treachery. People that seek to dismiss suicide by gun as an inevitability looks to me like…damage control. And to think, usually that’s just a figure of speech. I guess in this case, it still is — their concern is not with the actual damage to people’s lives.