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Posted: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 9:29 am

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We cannot put into words the grief and pain we all feel.” This is how President Donald Trump began his response to the news that 26-year-old Devin Kelley used a submachine gun to kill 26 people in a Texas church on Sunday. We, too, grieve at what appears to be the deadliest shooting in Texas history.

One month ago Stephen Paddock stood in a Las Vegas hotel window and mowed down hundreds of people with a cache of semiautomatic weapons, killing 58 and wounding 546. It was labeled the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Trump reacted with praise for first responders and a call for prayers. Again, a measured and reasonable response.

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