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Learning From the California Shootings

Bill Burton writes on the recent shootings in Santa Barbara, California.

At the vigil in Isla Vista, Calif., on Saturday, I realized how stupid I had been about the Boston Marathon bombings. I remember thinking on that awful day how glad I was that my son lived in Santa Barbara, away from places targeted by such evil.

But after Friday’s shootings in Santa Barbara, in which six people were killed and 13 injured, I saw the terrible pain around me. About 5,000 gathered to mourn the senseless deaths and a generation of college students ripped from adolescence.

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Bill Burton

Senior Fellow