Skip to comments.Time Magazine: 'Odd' That Gun Control 'Petered Out' After Columbine
Posted on 04/20/2009 12:24:23 PM PDT by Pyro7480
Michael Lindenberger of Time.com, in a April 20 article titled Ten Years After Columbine, Its Easier to Bear Arms, found it odd that whatever momentum the Columbine killings gave to gun control has long since petered out, despite the massacres perpetrated by deranged gunmen in the following decade. He also quoted extensively from a young gun control advocate in the online article, without including any arguments from the opposing viewpoint.
Lindenberger first gave his reflection on the anniversary: Monday April 20 marks 10 years since Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold permanently etched the words Columbine High School into this nations collective memory. What happened that day in 1999 also seemed to wake America up to the reality that it had become a nation of gun owners and too often a nation of shooters. The carnage in Littleton, Colorado...seemed to usher in a new era of, well if not gun control, then at least gun awareness.
The Time.com writer continued with a seeming lamentation: In the decade since, massacres perpetrated by deranged gunmen have continued including the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre in which Cho Seung-Hui killed 32 people and wounded many others. But something odd has occurred. Whatever momentum the Columbine killings gave to gun control has long since petered out.
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Whats more telling is Time Magazine’s paid subscriptions have ‘petered out’ since Columbine.
And how many more would be sold if the supply were there.
Amazing IMO that Waco’s burning was 16 years ago yesterday and nary a single article in the mainstream or on FR...........
I guess Waco fell out of Time’s future file.
Perhaps Columbine, Virginia Tech and Binghamton have told Americans that law enforcement sits outside while killers execute their unarmed victims.
Anyone with more than a couple brain cells to rub together, and an ability to read, already knew that the United States has ALWAYS been a nation of gun owners - since BEFORE we even officially became an independent nation, in fact.
“And how many more would be sold if the supply were there.”
....my local gun store guy told me “the industry was completely unprepared for Obama”....last week I picked up 50 rds of 9mm at WalMart....it was their last box and they don’t know when they’ll get more....and this is in N.C. mind you, a big pro-2nd Ammendment state.
The Anti war demonstrations petered out right after Kent State.
I trust y'all are taking names, just in case there's a quiz later.
Time Magazine: ‘Odd’ That Gun Control ‘Petered Out’ After Columbine’
Not so odd if one understands that inanimate objects do not dictate human behavior.
Here’s an argument someone should have with this idiot - how many people are killed each year in the U.S. by guns versus automobiles??? Should we ban automobiles???
Time probably forgets how many gun laws Harris and Kleibold broke to obtain the guns used in their rampage.
Funny, I have not found it “odd” that Newsweek has petered out after Columbine.
“Anyone with more than a couple brain cells to rub together, and an ability to read, already knew that the United States has ALWAYS been a nation of gun owners”
An effective way to shut up an antiguner who talks about the need for more gun control following these incidents is to explain that such crimes were much less frequent in the past when there was much less gun control than there is today. Ever hear of anyone shooting up a school in the 40’s, 50’s 60’s or 70’s?
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