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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: FL AG Ashley Moody tweets thoughts and prayers to mass shooting victims


Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody fired off two tweets this past weekend offering her thoughts and prayers to the victims of mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. “Horrified and saddened by the tragic and senseless shooting in El Paso,” tweeted Moody last Saturday night, referring to the man who killed 22 and critically injured 24 using an AK-variant semi-automatic rifle with a 30-round magazine. Less than 24 hours later, Moody tweeted, “Tragic news out of Dayton, Ohio.” That news was that a man wearing body armor shot and killed 9 people and seriously wounded 26 with an AR-15 type semi-automatic rifle equipped with a 100-round “double drum” magazine. These tweets went out just after the newly elected …
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Image: People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival Sunday after a gunman opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. David Becker/Getty Images, npr.org
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Mass Shootings are Becoming More Deadly and More Frequent


This isn’t normal. Sunday’s horrific event in Las Vegas is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. For 16 months, Orlando was burdened with this title. Awful as it was to be at the top of of that list, it wasn’t one we wished on anyone else. If it feels like mass shootings are becoming both more deadly and more frequent, it’s because they are. They’ve become such regular occurrences – five in just the last two years – that our reactions have become formulaic. When horror strikes we fall into a predictable cycle that ultimately achieves nothing but to make us just a bit more numb. Politicians and elected officials offer “thoughts and prayers.” Anyone calling for …
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