PUBLISHED: February 14, 2006
John Casteen IV, a contributor to VQR (“Ditching the Rubric on Gun Control”), has another essay on the subject at Slate.com. “The Accidental Shootist” steers a middle ground between both sides of the debate and is worth reading.
[O]ur national discourse on gun policy has become polarized and extreme, with both sides now forced into polarizing and extreme positions. In fact, gun-control proponents are as guilty as the NRA of putting their lobbying shoulder behind tactics that are both ineffective and misleading.