Flag the Dog

The official lowering of the Confederate Flag from South Carolina’s statehouse grounds was widely celebrated this morning. All the good vibes related to the flag’s one way trip to museum Palookaville almost overshadowed the fact that the flag debate was, in many ways, a distraction from the more pressing (but also much more taboo) topic associated with the Charleston mass shooting: Guns. That topic was thrust back into the spotlight as we learned that a breakdown in the background check system allowed Dylann Roof to buy his gun.

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