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Opinion | Mass shootings are becoming routine. It doesn?t have to be this way.


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SOURCE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mass-shootings-are-becoming-routine-it-doesnt-have-to-be-this-way/2019/08/09/85f70cf8-b9fb-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html
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GunViolenceArchive.org’s broader definition, which encompasses a wider-range of multiple-victim shootings, fatal and nonfatal — including those tied to such crimes as robbery and domestic abuse — produces 254 just this year, through last Wednesday.It is a measure of public outrage at this situation that President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) now feel politically constrained to mouth interest in Senate consideration of federal gun laws of the kind they have opposed or allowed to fail in the past. Swift action aimed specifically at this socially destabilizing phenomenon is a must, lest our public spaces become places of permanent latent anxiety, subject to random lethal attack — or, as occurred in Times Square the other day, panicked stampedes at the sound of a motorcycle backfire.Read more:Megan McArdle: How to fight mass shootings: First, let’s define the problemJonathan Capehart: Keep the flags at half-staff until Congress actsJennifer Rubin: Mitch McConnell, the ‘do nothing’ Senate leaderEugene Robinson: Trump made his visits to Dayton and El Paso all about himWe are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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