From: "Joe E. Dees" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>But not compared to the massacres which are now routinely
>perpetrated in our schools by those to whom we look to carry the
I'm sorry, but "routinely" is not even close to true. The act is so unusual, that every single incident, even the ones that are stopped without bloodshed are reported nationally so thoroughly that the names of the towns where they happened are recognizable to 80% of the news-following public months later.
Remember, when you see stories in the news, it means the events are unusual. If it happens all the time, the media stop telling us about it.
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