The nation is having a serious discussion on gun violence right now. We've seen nothing from the NRA that descends into the gutter that Kaul put himself in, but some gun control opponents do engage in irrational, personal attacks. Supporters, meanwhile, milk the Newtown tragedy with irrational arguments — such as saying that those who disagree with them might as well have pulled the trigger at Sandy Hook.
Extreme views were bound to surface after Newtown. Let's holster our emotions and keep this debate in the realm of rationality.