Rule 1. The measures to be debated must bear some relationship to the massacre that triggered the debate. […]
Rule 2. The debate must focus on unusual weapons and accessories: bump stocks, for example, the villain of the moment. […]
Rule 3. The debate must always honor the “responsible gun owners” who buy weapons for reasonable self-defense. […]
Rule 4. Gun ownership is always to be discussed as a rational choice motivated by reasonable concerns for personal safety.
David Frum on the gun debate.
This is Frum questioning the unwritten rules of how the US media covers the so-called “gun debate” in the wake of a mass shooting.