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Targets, the year since Newtown | by Patrick Feller
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Targets, the year since Newtown

On the shelves in the sporting goods department at Wal-mart, along with other targets, concealable holsters...




There are more than 30,000 gun deaths in the United States each year.


Just since the killings at Newtown, a year ago today, at least 178 children under the age of 12 have died from gunshots in the United States.


Immediately after the Newtown killings, it really appeared that we might try to do something about that, that we might pass laws to better regulate firearms, to reduce the body count.


The firearms manufacturers and dealers, the gun lobby, the NRA and their faithful flock of fanatic followers have been winning so far, though, because the rest of us remain silent, passive. The body count increases.


We are the targets. Our children are the targets. Our grandchildren are the targets.


When will we ever learn?

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Taken on December 14, 2013