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The power of un-reality: Propaganda overwhelms public debate

Naturally, last week’s tragedy in Newtown has inspired a revival of America’s attempts to discuss the problem of gun control. What many people fail to consider when the nation is faced with such soul-searching tragedies (or natural catastrophes) is how much of our debate is predetermined by the ability of powerful interests.
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Dec 24, 2012, 9:04 am
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blah blah blah I stopped reading about seven paragraphs in.

As I understand it, Connecticut already had an assault weapons ban. I also understand that the asshole that shot up the school tried to buy his own weapons and was denied. I understand he killed his mother and took her weapons.

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