Gun Control After Las Vegas
By Daniel Henninger, The Wall Street Journal
A senior lawyer for CBS destroyed her career after the Las Vegas massacre by posting on Facebook that “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are republican gun toters.” Naturally, CBS kicked her off the mother ship.
Consider the logic of her reductio ad absurdum conclusion. She justifies her withdrawal of sympathy by reasoning, “If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that the Repugs will do the right thing.”
The right thing, of course, is gun control. Indeed, the unrepulsive half of her Facebook post aligns her views with the editorial page of the New York Times , though I don’t think the Times is referring yet to Republicans as the Repugs.