There are certain issues on which America — goaded by a perpetually breathless media — can become too hysterical to react reasonably in the moment. The best example in recent years: gun violence.
Whether it was the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut; the attack on a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, or the Arizona rampage that nearly claimed the life of then-Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the country has seen far too many examples in recent years of crazed gunmen inflicting horrible, anarchistic violence on innocent bystanders.
It’s understandable that such intensely…
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