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Mark Gongloff

Can We Finally Get Angry Enough to Stop This Madness?

It may yet be possible to channel our emotions about another school massacre into constructive action. It won’t be easy.

Another American crime scene.

Another American crime scene.

Photographer: ALLISON DINNER/AFP/Getty Images

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Yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, an 18-year-old with an assault rifle he purchased legally fought his way through armed police to enter an elementary school and massacre 19 young children and two teachers. It had only been 10 days since another 18-year-old with an assault rifle killed 10 people in a grocery store in Buffalo.