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You may think it was bad timing for Rep. Lauren Boebert to issue a gun-themed Christmas card right before there was a mass shooting in her state of Colorado. You would be right except there have been several mass shootings in Colorado. Boebert knows better but she doesn’t care. Read more»

Morlock, right, with others at a Democratic Party meeting just moments before learning of the Jan. 8, 2011, attack.

The Orlando shootings bring back Tucson memories and the most uncomfortable truth of all: We think we know things, but we don't. Omar Mateen, a native New Yorker, appears to have massacred 50 people in an Orlando nightclub. This is the news today. Tomorrow? Who knows? We don't even know what we don't know we should ask about. Read more»

The mass shooting in Newtown has reignited a national debate on gun control. Some facts are clear — there has been a massive increase in gun sales. Some things are not so clear — such as whether there is causation between more guns and more violent crimes. And some are contrary to the general impression — for example, the rate of gun murders is down, not up. Read more»

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Liberals, we need to have a heart to heart about gun politics: There will be no new gun control laws. Gun manufacturers, through the NRA and other trade groups, have a complete lock on our federal government. Read more» 10

Tucsonans visit a memorial for the shooting victims at UMC on Friday night.

Roses and satin hearts on a sea of candles evoke the Diana vigil in Hyde Park. Cameras linger on tearful faces, and correspondents ask, "How does it feel?" in a dozen accents. This might be Gaza or Grozny. Read more»