She walked on and he fell in stride with her.
Frozen Heat by Richard Castle, Chapter 1
On March 13, 1995, in the small Scottish town of Dunblane, a forty-three-year-old man, Thomas Hamilton walked into a primary school with four handguns and opened fire, methodically killing sixteen children and one adult teacher before killing himself. The unprecedented massacre of children led, within two years, to legislation that imposed a total ban on the private ownership of handguns in the United Kingdom. Today, no one in the United Kingdom can privately own a handgun or a semiautomatic weapon. There was not much hand wringing or heated debate over this legislation. It was discussed, and enacted, with overwhelming public support, in response to the mood of national shame and grief over the killings.
~The New Yorker: “Guns and the limits of shame
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You’re not happy unless things are just right. Which means two things. You’re a good boss. And you’ll never be happy.
“… to be in those cross-hairs I know what it feels like to have that bullet burn a hole through my chest. I know what it feels like to have your life leave your body.”