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Beyond the obvious

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There comes a point when it’s time to move beyond “Screw this” to “Screw this — let’s make this work.” And we daresay, in regard to guns and whether or not they should be controlled and how much: That time is now.

Because change, as a sage once opined, is a-comin’. For the simple reason that no matter how cool it is to exercise our constitutional rights, it’s even cooler to get through our day without getting shot standing around in the supermarket.

Which is why we’re proposing that Wayne LaPierre and the NRA make a move and lead the way, finding common ground with those who oppose the ease with which school kids, moviegoers, Wal-Mart shoppers, et al are getting shot on the regular in America.

Call us crazy, but with some 5,000 Americans already murdered by guns so far in 2014, the need to save American lives is not an overly long reach. But who’s going to do the reaching?

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Eugene Robinson

Eugene S. Robinson


Eugene S. Robinson digs that which can be dug from the business end of culture cool + aims to look as stylish as possible while doing so. He also has a "sunny" personality. And, yes, you can keep those quote marks right where they are.

Why you should care

Because even gun owners can agree: A head wound can really ruin your whole day.