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  1. Leslie Watkins Member
    Leslie Watkins
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    I agree with Shriver’s point that publicizing these events is extremely counter-productive and the primary cause of these shootings. At this point, though, I have little to no interest in fixating on “why,” exactly because young adults who do this kind of thing are, as Shriver said, “not us.” They’re also not each other. And, though she’s clearly the far superior crafter of words, I do not restrict the use of evil to the act and not the person. That strikes me as a concern over being self-righteous, which is a very real thing and appreciated. Gunning down a crowd of innocents is clearly evil. But surely so is the young thug in Buffalo, surviving because he chose to wear body armor to defend his own life while defeating theirs.

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