May 12, 2002
Starting somewhere

Kathy Kinsley makes an attempt to "calm some fears on both sides" of the gun-control issue. I think her proposal needs a bit more work, but it's a reasoned and reasonable place to start talking. What I really like about this is that she recognizes that resolution of a given problem is impossible until 1) each side recognizes that the other has legitimate issues that must be addressed, and 2) each side trusts that the other has also completed Step 1.

I have no illusions of Charlton Heston and Sarah Brady sitting down for a cordial chat, but you really do have to start somewhere, and if more people were willing to do what Kathy has done, maybe some day we can actually get somewhere on this.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 12, 2002 to Other punditry