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If we couldn’t do anything after Sandy Hook, then I guess this is just what we’re stuck with September 26, 2013

Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
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Slate’s ongoing tally of (reported) gun deaths in America since Newtown, through September 25.

Sixteen mass shootings since Obama became president.

“Firefighter says he waved at police and was handcuffed and threatened.

“Police in North Carolina shot and killed a man running toward them Saturday morning — but he may have just been looking for help after a car wreck.

“Watching the interview, I couldn’t help but reflect on Alexis, who also had the kind of history — including an episode of hearing voices just five weeks earlier — that should have kept him from getting a gun. In Virginia, however, he was able to legally purchase a Remington shotgun. Remington is part of the Freedom Group, a company owned by the private equity firm Cerberus Capital. Adam Lanza used a gun from the same company in the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

“Rule 4: Any attempt to stop mass casualty shootings is ‘political.’ Allowing them to continue is ‘non-political.’

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