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ON A DRIZZLY AFTERNOON in January 2013, almost a month after the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20 first-graders dead, more than a dozen religious leaders assembled in Washington, D.C. They had been invited by the Obama administration to talk about what the country should do to address gun violence. Vice President Joe Biden had been meeting with victims and advocates all day, and he arrived so late that some in the room wondered whether he would come at all. Comment?
"Saturday Night Live" opened last night with a brief, moving tribute to the city of Paris delivered by cast member Cecily Strong, clad in a black dress. "Paris is the city of lights," she said. Comment?
Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed Tuesday to make stricter gun control into a campaign that can compete with the powerful National Rifle Association's drive to preserve gun rights, and to put the issue on the minds of voters when they cast ballots on Election Day. "We're going to make this a voting issue just like the other side does," Clinton said at a town hall event in early-voting Iowa. Comment?
President Obama spoke some of the most important words of his tenure last week in response to the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. "This is something we should politicize," the president said. Comment?
Stop blathering about foreign terrorists' threats to our freedoms and start to focus on the home-grown terrorists who have already stolen the freedoms we used to take for granted. Like the freedom to send our little ones to elementary school without their being slaughtered, the way 20 children were in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012. Comment?
Arranged by relatives of victims in the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school massacre, family members and lawmakers gathered in the hope of furthering their work to prevent gun violence. Last week's slaughter underscored that mass shootings have failed to change the politics of gun control. Comment?
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