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The Orlando Mass Shooting — Touching Every Hot Button
"All hands on deck" approach needed to make a difference

Joshua Knight pays his respects at a memorial in front the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to the victims of the Pulse gay nightclub shooting. The mass shooting killed at least 49 people and injuring 53 others in what is the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The mass murder in Orlando touches every hot button our political culture has: The war on terror; homophobia; gun control; Islamophobia; privacy rights; Latino inculturation.  

Once you get past the required moments of silence and vague condemnations of the violence, everyone runs to their corner, pulls out the talking points, and acts as if mass murder is a new normal in politics.