February 16, 2018
By Robert Kuttner | Mar 09, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers. One possibly redeeming consequence of the latest massacre of school children is that the scapegoating of mental illness and the parade of politicians who take NRA money expressing “thoughts and prayers” for dead children and grieving parents are wearing thin.
It’s time to take over the national narrative. These are not “shooters.” They are domestic terrorists. And this is not about balancing gun rights with other rights. It’s about keeping our children safe.
As I suggested the other day in this space discussing cuts in urgently needed social outlay, keeping guns from killing our children is ultimately about the right to life.
Progressives should keep applying that phrase to where it really fits, to the point where it loses all utility to anti-abortion zealots.
What’s the point of protecting the “unborn” when we fail to protect the living?