John Costa, editor-in-chief of The Bulletin, wrote an interesting opinion piece Dec. 23 in which he studiously failed to take a position on gun control. That is not contributing to the discussion on guns that we must have now. Your paralysis at this crucial moment reaffirms the status quo, and the status quo is unacceptable. Your community and your subscribers are waiting for your position, and the longer you wait the more it looks like the National Rifle Association is your proxy.

Pierre Kolisch