Nichols: Violent lunatics not a sign of the times

Not the story you might be expecting…

The shooter, we all know by now, walked up to the unsuspecting politician at a shopping center on a warm and muggy and otherwise wholly normal day. He was in his early 20s, no more than 21 or 22.

His target wasn’t a president — presidents are hard to get close to with a handgun — but somebody high-profile enough to leave a mark.

When he got within 18 inches he started firing, first at the politician who happened to be a Democrat, then at anyone else. Among the victims: one man shot in the stomach, another in the throat, a woman put down with a bullet to the leg before the shooter was wrestled to the ground.

Via Mike Nichols: Violent lunatics not a sign of the times.

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