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People are led into the Thousand Oaks Teen Center where families have gathered after a deadly shooting at a bar on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Multiple people were shot and killed late Wednesday by a gunman who opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill, which was holding a weekly country music dance night for college students. (Richard Vogel/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
People are led into the Thousand Oaks Teen Center where families have gathered after a deadly shooting at a bar on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Multiple people were shot and killed late Wednesday by a gunman who opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill, which was holding a weekly country music dance night for college students. (Richard Vogel/AP)

Thirteen people are dead after a late night shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, a town about 40 miles west of Los Angeles.

A suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, who allegedly entered the bar with a .45-caliber handgun around 11:20 p.m. Among the victims is Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the department, who was a year away from retirement. Witnesses told CBS LA that there were around 200 people in the bar at the time the shooting started.

With this shooting coming two weeks after a one at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that killed 11 people, we ask: Do mass shootings make you rethink going to your house of worship, a bar or a public concert? And what does that mean for us as a society?

Guests

Katie Zezima, national correspondent for the Washington Post. She tweets @katiezez.

Zoë Mitchell, Radio Boston producer. She tweets @zumlaut.

Julie Webber, professor of politics and government at Illinois State University and author of "Failure to Hold: The Politics of School Violence," and "Beyond Columbine: School Violence and the Virtual."

Dante Ramos, Ideas editor at the Boston Globe. He tweets @danteramos.

This segment aired on November 8, 2018.

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