The big shootings still find their own awful way of hitting him.
When he heard about the massacre of 26 children and adults in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, Tom Mauser fled to his office and cried.
Two Saturdays ago, Mauser was at home when his wife, Linda, called out, "Tom, did you hear what happened?"
"What now?" Mauser responded. This time, six UC Santa Barbara students were killed in Isla Vista by another troubled young man.
After all these years, Mauser can't ignore the shootings. Reporters still call, asking him what he thinks, what he feels.
So it was with sympathy, sadness and admiration that Mauser watched TV in his kitchen in...