Paul Choiniere, the editorial writer for The Day of New London, has been practicing his trade as a journalist for four decades. I first met him in the 1980’s covering court cases in Norwich and New London. He has always been a meticulous craftsman.
Recently, as part of his effort to better understand the gun debate in Connecticut, he went to a shooting range to fire a weapon for the first time in his life. He ended up firing three. His account of the experience, and how it relates to his job as an opinion writer, is illuminating and fair as always.
The bare bones video production showing his time at the range has a purity to it that keeps the focus on the issue, even though Choiniere is an active participant.