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Politics, fear have trumped Newtown killings (column)

7:21 PM, Dec. 20, 2013
Kyra Murray holds a photo with victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol calling for gun reform legislation and marking the nine-month anniversary of the shooting Sept. 18 in Washington.
Kyra Murray holds a photo with victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol calling for gun reform legislation and marking the nine-month anniversary of the shooting Sept. 18 in Washington.
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Just over one year ago, 2012, 26 people - including 20 6- and 7-year-olds - were shot and killed by a man with guns at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Twenty-six people - including 20 6- and 7-year-olds - were shot and killed by a man with guns. Twenty-six people were shot and killed by a man with guns. Twenty 6- and 7-year-old children were shot and killed. Shot and killed by a man with guns. Shot. Killed. Guns.

How many times do some people need to hear that before they care? Or at least before they care enough to do something meaningful to stop it? To keep it from happening again. And ...

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