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You’ve probably heard of the shooting in Allen this weekend—nine dead, seven injured. You may have heard some of the more terrible details. Three members of a family of four Korean Americans were killed during a routine shopping trip, leaving alive only a six-year-old. The Mendoza sisters, in second and fourth grade, were killed too. The shooter was a neo-Nazi with an AR-15-style rifle among eight weapons he had legally purchased. He could have killed many more people had a police officer not been nearby on an unrelated call. We got “lucky,” in other words.This has become a pretty ordinary event in Texas, which is unconscionable. I read the news all the time, but truthfully, I have a hard time remembering these shootings after a…
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