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Dear America: it’s time to grow up and ban guns

An adult, civilised society does not consider it necessary for a private citizen to own an assault rifle

By Stephanie Boland  

Another ambulance heads towards the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2017. More than 20 people were killed and at least 100 others injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday night at a country music festival opposite the Mandalay Bay hotel and resort on the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said. Photo by James Atoa/UPI

And so we have news of another mass act of violence. In Las Vegas, we hear, a man has opened fire from a hotel window into a vast crowd of concert-goers, killing over 50 and injuring more than 400. “We heard what sounded like firecrackers going off,” one woman told MSNBC, adding that as she ran off, there were “probably a couple hundred [people] on the ground.”

The police have named their suspect as…

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