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THIS. (And also the Central Park Five.)

"Donald J. Trump, a reality-television star erecting a mausoleum for himself behind the first-hole tee of a golf course he owns in New Jersey, first declared his candidacy for president of the United States in the atrium of Trump Tower, which he built in the 1980s with labor provided by hundreds of undocumented Polish workers and concrete purchased at an inflated price from the Gambino and Genovese crime families. “The American dream is dead,” Trump said to the audience members, each of whom he paid $50 to attend. During Trump’s primary campaign, he told his supporters that he knew “all about crazies,” loved “Wall Street guys” who are “brutal,” planned to “use the word ‘anchor baby,’ ” and preferred to pronounce “Qatar” incorrectly. Trump, who in 1999 cut his sick infant grandnephew off the Trump Organization’s health-care plan and in 2011 compared being gay to switching to a long-handled golf putter, pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act and said he’d consider trying to overturn the legalization of same-sex marriage."

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"At least [France, England, Norway, etc.] are trying." Amen. I'm conscious of the Yes, Prime minister fallacy of we must do something, and this is something, so we must do it. I don't pretend to know what the optimal solution is--I know next to nothing about guns--but we have to try. If our first attempt isn't too effective or has unintended consequences, we can try something else. And I understand that these types of killing sprees are probably the least likely to be able to stop (though at the margins I'm sure they wouldn't be as deadly if it was significantly harder to get an AR-15). But reducing the more "run-of-the-mill" shootings that don't make the news, and which make up the large majority of gun deaths, can be something we're spurred to do by the headline-grabbing tragedies like this.

Not having the moral courage to attempt to do anything is heinous. 

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