Leave the debate for another day
On the very day the corpses were being collected from the classrooms of Virginia Tech, a tired old debate took on new life.
The names of the dead students and professors had not yet been released. Families had not been notified of their horrific losses. Even the gunman had not been named, much less his mental state determined. And yet the usual suspects in the gun control debate - both pro and con - had latched on to the shooting spree as another opportunity to frame their familiar messages.