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Sick as it may be, gun violence is as American as baseball
Sick as it may be, gun violence is as American as baseball

Given that some sort of horrific, headline-grabbing school shooting now occurs in the United States at a rate of once a week, it’s hard to argue against the idea that gun violence is as much a national pastime as baseball. And, unlike baseball, the season never ends. In just the last eight days, troubled loners brought guns and death to a college campus in Seattle and a high school near Portland, and a couple of anti-government misfits went on a deadly rampage in Las Vegas. The incident at Seattle Pacific University involved a mentally unstable young man who purposely went off his medications so he could “feel the hate” and kill as many people as possible. After killing...

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