Today’s podcast is dominated by the news of a  horrifying massacre in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay hotel. The shooting, the worst in American history, brings a new level of violence. But, alas, it sparks the same, old partisan debates and finger-pointing over guns and the Second Amendment.

Also on the podcast:

Team Trump’s actions in Puerto Rico have been far better than the president’s tweets.

The TV train wreck that is the new Megyn Kelly show.

And a hat tip to the irony of lefty Dr Seuss becoming the target of today’s Social Justice Warriors.

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  1. George Townsend Inactive
    George Townsend
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    Good comment about the political remarks, in the face of this horrific shooting, Michael.

    While I am not a member of the NRA, I certainly am sympathetic to most of their positions. They are a valuable organization (they teach people the right way to handle a gun, for example). But now is not the time for political observations. We need to mourn the victims, and think of ways to try and prevent these things. Like building more mental hospitals. But even that can wait. It is surely the right time to think of the victims of this, and grieve for their families. When we forget that, our country is that much poorer!

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  2. Michael Graham Contributor
    Michael Graham
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    George Townsend (View Comment):
    Good comment about the political remarks, in the face of this horrific shooting, Michael.

    While I am not a member of the NRA, I certainly am sympathetic to most of their positions. They are a valuable organization (they teach people the right way to handle a gun, for example). But now is not the time for political observations. We need to mourn the victims, and think of ways to try and prevent these things. Like building more mental hospitals. But even that can wait. It is surely the right time to think of the victims of this, and grieve for their families. When we forget that, our country is that much poorer!

    My frustration is, as in the case of police reform/bad cops, it’s the Right that SHOULD BE leading the fight for common-sense fixes, but instead we retreat behind our partisan barricades and leave the reform movement to the bad guys. This case doesn’t appear to have a broader policy implication (machine guns are already illegal, this guy’s motives unknown at this point), but there are gun-ownership reforms that make sense, particularly in the area of mental illness.

    It is good policy and smart politics for the Second Amendment advocates to lead the charge for these reasonable reforms, before the people who hate private gun ownership do something dumb.

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  3. George Townsend Inactive
    George Townsend
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    Michael Graham (View Comment):
    It is good policy and smart politics for the Second Amendment advocates to lead the charge for these reasonable reforms, before the people who hate private gun ownership do something dumb.

    This makes sense, Michael. That is why I said I was behind most of what the NRA says.

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