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How do you explain the shooting?

San Luis Obispo

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While certainly expected, I’m stunned at the callousness exhibited by political entities and supporters who place the blame on the Tucson tragedy on the shoulders of the mentally ill.

Political rhetoric used the term “man it up” on many occasions to indicate it’s time to take a tough stand no matter what it costs others. However, they can’t “man it up” themselves to admit that maybe they were wrong.

If political extremism is not to blame for the recent bloodletting, I’d like to know how can they explain that the man shooting the gun just happened to focus his life on hating government and targeted a politician.

-- Barbara Wolcott - San Luis Obispo

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