Santa Clarita demonstrates (once again) the folly of too-easy access to guns

Sixteen seconds. That’s all it took for a 16-year-old to pull out a handgun from his backpack in his high school quad and kill two students, wound three others and shoot himself in the head. Sixteen seconds. It was over in less time than it takes to read a weather report, wash your hands or prepare a bowl of breakfast cereal. In Santa Clarita, Calif., they are mourning the terrible consequences of Thursday’s attack and are doubtless asking themselves the question that everyone asks after yet another mass shooting in a nation that leads the world in senseless mass shootings: Why? (Balt. Sun)

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