There are certain lessons in murder that cannot be ignored. Namely this: Once a committed individual, group or nation decides that murder is an objective worth pursuing, then taking a life is only a little more difficult than taking a breath. Germany today grieves the loss of its blissful post-war ignorance. It is coming to grips with the painful realization that its domestic security was an illusion based on the false assumption that "American-style" violence could be averted by strict gun control. The illusion is gone. A powerful nation`s vulnerability was dramatically exposed by the violent actions of a disaffected 19-year-old man. Last Friday morning, Robert Steinhauser, expelled from his high school for several weeks, returned to the school with a shotgun and a sidearm. And he went hunting for adults.
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