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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The 'New Normal'--Surrendering to Gun Violence

Joe Nocera at the NYT, one of the few writers who did "keep up the drumbeat" for gun control for months after Newtown with daily lists of gun deaths (which I've often cited in my frequent posts), is back with a column that hits the way most just shrug over another mass slaughter. 
What has been most stupefying about the reaction to the Navy Yard rampage is how muted it has been. After the horror of Newtown, people were galvanized. This time, the news seemed to be greeted with a resigned shrug. “Is this the new normal?” David Gregory asked Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association on Sunday on “Meet the Press” on NBC. It’s sure starting to feel that way.

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