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This past May, after the news media had completed their stories on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde and began to pack up and leave town, Kimberly Mata-Rubio, a mom who had lost her ten-year-old daughter Lexi in the massacre, wondered what she would do next with her life. I had followed Kim since the shooting, watching her transform herself from a quiet young woman into a fierce advocate for gun control, culminating in a dramatic confrontation with Senator Ted Cruz in his Washington office. She told me she was thinking about going to law school, or perhaps writing a memoir. She said she might get into the politics. But she kept her plans to herself—until this week, when…
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