Reasonable and moving commentary from Joe Scarborough
by Josh K - 12/17/12 9:32 AM
Joe Scarborough said on Monday that the massacre in Newtown had forced him to rethink his "long-held" belief about gun rights.
In a lengthy monologue, Scarborough talked about how shaken up he had been by the killing of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. He noted that his children's ages averaged that of some of the murdered victims.
"From this day forward, nothing can ever be the same again," he said. "... Let this be our true landmark ... politicians can no longer be allowed to defend the status quo."
That this is coming from someone with traditionally Republican and pro-gun views is encouraging. Maybe Newtown will be America's wake-up call. I hope so.