The El Paso shooting horrifies lawmakers, so do the solutions

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Add my hometown of El Paso to the list that, in Texas alone, includes Sutherland Springs and Santa Fe — places where people were shot where they went to pray, shop and go to school.

I can’t think of another situation where we would not do something together about wolves roving among us.

This has been going on long enough for what seems like every American to have a local version, and new locations — Hello, Dayton — are added quickly. The wolves are everywhere, as much a seemingly accepted part of modern life as automobile deaths and opioid overdoses — dangers with solutions apparently beyond the political skills of the people we elect to office. Running for office seems to erase reason from the smart and capable characters we send to places like Austin and to Washington, D.C. They forget about the wolves.



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