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The Bad Guys Next Door

The Bad Guys Next Door

In 1997 in Pearl, Mississippi, a teenager opened fire on his high school classmates, killing two and injuring many more. I watched the news footage from my job at the public television station in Austin, Texas. I’d grown up just a few miles from where the shooting took place. I had cousins¬†in Pearl and I spent time there as a child. The news of the shooting shocked me and it shocked my coworkers.¬†Someone asked, “Where would he get the gun?”…

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