Skip to content

New Here?

Reframing the Gun Debate – This time things are different – By Charles M. Blow

January 10, 2013

The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation’s gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administration’s discussions.

— The Washington Post

By Charles M. Blow, OP-ED Columnist, The New York Times

Charles M. Blow

Charles M. Blow

This time things are different.

This time, nearly a month after the horrible mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., the public attention hasn’t ricocheted to the next story. On the contrary, sorrow has hardened into resolve.

This time, something can and must be done. And it looks as if something will.

“The president is going to act,” Biden said, according to CNN. “Executive orders, executive action, can be taken.”

So, as we move into this season of change on gun policy, let’s take a moment to better frame the debate.

“Since 2005, corporations — gun related and other — have contributed between $19.8 million and $52.6 million to the NRA as detailed in its Ring of Freedom corporate giving program.”

Read the entire OP-ED at

More from: gun control debate

If you're a member of the media, please send inquiries to [email protected]