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Although initial stories reported 14 dead, WNYC's The Takeaway and ABC News are saying that the death toll has been revised down to 12, with at least 50 injured.
I was struck by how routine such stories have become on local news. WBAL spent a few minutes on the shooting, then went back to the "Big Story": a political fight over the Maryland Dream Act. One of my daughters lives in Colorado, not that close to Aurora, but not that far, either, so perhaps that makes it more personal. I'll feel better when I hear from her.
I mentioned the shooting to a security guard that frequently rides the light rail on my route. He simply said, "Another one?" He said something about them maybe repealing the 2nd Amendment, which surprised me, because when we aren't talking about the weather, he sounds anti-government and fairly right-wing. Perhaps wearing a guard's uniform makes him think again about the consequences of lots of folk carrying weapons.