“Other candidates were quiet.” Er, not quite.

Captain’s Quarters blogs about McCain’s discussion of gun rights after Virginia Tech.

The first lines are from an article; the second are his response.

Other candidates in both parties have stayed largely silent on the issue in the immediate aftermath of the killings, except to express their sorrow.

Quite frankly, the other candidates have the right idea. It’s better at this stage to let the emotions calm down and allow the facts of the case to speak for themselves.

Other candidates… You mean other Republican candidates, right?

Because Clinton and Obama have both made statements on the subject. Maybe not on gun control, per se, but they are talking about it.