A Bad Western: There Have Been 87 School Shootings Since Newtown

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Because freedom, gun freaks staged an armed open carry protest Saturday in downtown St.Louis, as one said, "to establish my human rights...we should always be prepared for an attack." The day before, a kid who was prepared shot in the head four other kids at a high school near Seattle, killing one. Cue sobbing kids, somber vigils, perplexed tales of a football player and homecoming prince and how could this happen? It was the 87th school shooting since Newtown. Yes: 87th. Last night, another victim died. She was 14. When will this stop?

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