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Richard Cohen / Guns and children: Our national shame

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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:01 am

The shock of Newtown, Conn., is its Norman Rockwell quality. It is a sampler of a place with high-steepled churches and the usual gathering spots - coffee shops and such, and repeated testimonies to the serenity of the town. But what happened there - the sheer horror, the incomprehensible number of victims - tends to obscure how ordinary the death of children by gunshot has become. This is a collective massacre long ignored. Really, guns don't kill people. Apathy does.

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