A news report describing the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting as "the unthinkable" seemed off base. Mass shootings, though statistically rare, are all too common - the 1999 school shooting in Littleton, Colo., left 14 dead, the one at Virginia Tech in 2007 killed 32, the 2011 attack on Rep. Gabby Giffords at a Tucson shopping center left six dead, and only last July the Aurora, Colo., mass shooting in a movie theater killed 12.
Can't we stop these killings? Unfortunately, we cannot.
- gun control,
- Virginia Tech,
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