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America's Threshold For Mass Shootings16:55
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Santa Fe High School freshman Kylie Trochesset, left, and her mother, Ashlee, wipe away tears during a prayer vigil following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. /David J. Phillip/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Santa Fe High School freshman Kylie Trochesset, left, and her mother, Ashlee, wipe away tears during a prayer vigil following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. /David J. Phillip/AP)

At least 10 people were killed by a 17-year-old student at Santa Fe High School in Texas Friday. Again, the country is mourning, opening up the fraught debate on gun control, school safety, and mental health.

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David French, senior writer at National Review. (@DavidAFrench)

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National Review: "The Best Explanation for Our Spate of Mass Shootings Is the Least Comforting" — "Writing in 2015, Malcolm Gladwell wrote what I think is still the best explanation for modern American mass shootings, and it’s easily the least comforting. At the risk of oversimplifying a complex argument, essentially he argues that each mass shooting lowers the threshold for the next. He argues, we are in the midst of a slow-motion 'riot' of mass shootings, with the Columbine shooting in many ways the key triggering event."

This segment aired on May 21, 2018.

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