Shattering the Moral Compass

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During the Democrats' 15-hour filibuster on Wednesday, in a desperate bid for Congress to get a brain and heart and vote on gun control, there were 48 shootings across America that killed 12 people and injured 36 more. According to data from the Gun Violence Archive and Vox, that was a shooting about every 23 minutes from 11 a.m. through 2 a.m; they have a timeline that breaks it down. The day of the Orlando massacre that killed 49 and injured over 50, there were 42 other shootings across the country. On Thursday, Chicago alone saw nine more shootings: three dead, six injured. One of the deaths occurred outside an elementary school, where a school employee was shot in the head; we are told detectives "worked quickly to remove the body before school let out." At this point in this week, that's all we got: Numbers, but no words. 

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