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Lessons From A Different Rampage

The parallels are striking: an apparently lone shooter opening fire in a confined space, with guns and ammunition reportedly purchased legally. What lessons can we learn from the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting as the country mourns the victims of the deadly rampage at a Colorado movie theater? Former Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine reflects on the campus tragedy and the nation's willingness to debate gun control and gun show laws.

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