(Updated August 12, 2012, at 1 pm MT)
Fareed Zakaria is always the voice of reason, it seems to me. He always makes his case in carefully reasoned, low-key, non-partisan terms. He recently discussed guns and gun control in his What in the World segment. Clicking the image above will take you to it. If you prefer to read the transcript, it’s available too, but if you skip the video you’ll miss the graphics that illustrate his points.
Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, but not to his or her own facts. Saying that this is all a matter of psychology is a recipe for doing nothing. We cannot change the tortured psychology of madmen…. What we can do is change our gun laws.
Update, 8/12/12: It was reported this weekend that Zakaria plagiarized a portion of his Aug. 20 Time magazine article, “The Case for Gun Control,” and a related article from his Aug. 8 CNN blog, “Know your gun rights history.” The Zakaria article linked in this post is not the one that contained plagiarized material. Zakaria has apologized to Time, CNN, and the original author, Jill Lepore of The New Yorker; however, plagiarism is never acceptable and will, or should, forever cast doubt on Zakaria’s credibility as a journalist. — Ed.