by David Safier
I guess Rupert Murdoch's stand on gun control isn't really news, but it's news to me. Here's his tweet yesterday.
"Oz," by the way, refers to Australia, where gun control legislation was passed after what is known as the Port Arthur Massacre in 1996 when a number of people were killed and injured in a tourist area.
This kind of public statement isn't new for Murdoch. After the Aurora shootings, he tweeted, "We have to do something about gun controls."
Coalitions on reasonable gun regulation are possible, I hope. We found out this election that Republican politicians' bellicose pronouncements on a number of economic and social issues didn't mean the country agreed with them. We know based on recent polling that the absolutist pronouncements of the NRA are counter to the ideas of the majority of Americans.
If not now, when?