After Dallas, What's the Answer?

Carnage in America: From Dallas to St. Paul — the infinite cycle of gun violence and tragedy via Salon.com

Carnage in America: From Dallas to St. Paul — the infinite cycle of gun violence and tragedy
via Salon.com

America Is Driving toward the Abyss, and It’s Time We Hit the Brakes via The National Review

America Is Driving toward the Abyss, and It’s Time We Hit the Brakes
via The National Review

THE BASICS: Salon.com's Heather Digby Parton writes that in the wake of the fatal attack on Dallas police officers, semi-automatic weapons, which are responsible for the majority of recent mass shootings must be banned. She goes one to say these events in pro-gun Texas, should dispel the myth of the "good guy with a gun" saving the day. Meanwhile, David French of the National Review focuses on the tribalistic division in our national dialogue, arguing that in order to move forward we must stop blaming entire groups for the actions of individuals, manipulating facts of political gain and refusing to criticize one's own "side".