A lone gunman went on a shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on Thursday morning. Immediately after news broke, an all too familiar political dance started. Without knowing anything about the shooter, how the gun was obtained or any of the facts other than vague reports, pro- and anti-gun control advocates took their standard positions.
President Barack Obama even went on television to denounce the lack of gun control laws and political inaction after prior mass shootings.
Late in the evening we learned the name of the shooter, but not much about him. Early reports in such emergency situations often are inaccurate.
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