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ipser
01-09-2010, 8:34 AM
Gun control may be seen as a divisive issue, but most can agree that Washington Wizards players should not have displayed handguns in their locker room.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/09/opinion/09collins.html?ref=global

(The above quote is taken from the summary page, not from the article, which suggests that it's the words of the editor rather than the author.)

I think this is the first time I've ever seen the NYT describe gun control as a "divisive issue". Usually it's presented as common sense and those opposed as extremists and idiots.

Sure enough, Gail quickly gets around to making the "common sense" argument for "moderate" gun control. But, still, this is progress of a sort.