Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Onion Questions Whether We Learned Anything From January 8th

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2011 at 12:07 PM

This hits a little too close to home, for sure:

On Jan. 8, 2011, we as a society were shocked and dismayed when 19 people, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democratic congresswoman from Arizona's 8th District, were shot during a public meeting outside a local supermarket. Six people were killed and Rep. Giffords suffered a near-fatal head wound. In the wake of this national tragedy, there seemed to be a clarion call to have an open dialogue about gun control, a thoughtful conversation about the way this country treats its mentally ill, and a long overdue discussion about the consequences of overly inflammatory political rhetoric.

Well, seeing as I haven't heard so much as a word about any of those topics in the past three months, I'm going to go ahead and assume that at some point we thoroughly explored those complex issues, resolved them, and are now living our lives based on the lessons we learned from the in-depth conversations I assume we had.

After all, if the crucial, imperative questions raised by this shooting—and there were many—hadn't been satisfactorily answered, we'd still be discussing them, right?

Tags: , , , ,

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Dan Gibson

Staff Pick

The Fine Art of Printmaking

A group show of 15 artist, showing intaglio, relief, and monotype prints. The artists reception is July… More

@ Contreras Gallery Sat., July 2, 6-9 p.m. and Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through July 30 110 E. Sixth St.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Zona Politics: Meet the Democrats Running for State House in District 9 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Best of Tucson® Voting Ends Next Week: 1,603 of You Haven't Finished Your Ballots (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. The Republican Party's Education Platform (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Another Look at TUSD Salary Hikes and Prop 123 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. American Babylon: Interview with Michael Nelson, President of NAACP Cleveland (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation