Crickets don't kill people. Aussies do! grin

With an issue this sensitive and this polarizing, the tone of the message is as important as the content. "I went after guns..." is the worst possible headline the Times could have chosen. It's precisely the validation the Wayne LaPierres of the world need to turbocharge the paranoid POV of their constituents.

I agree with just about everything that Howard says. But the Times editorial staff threw what could have been three steps forward five steps backward.