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By Andrea Haverdink haverthink.com/groundhog-day-for-gun-reform I remember very clearly when Newtown happened. I was a senior in high school, and in all of my eighteen years I had never felt so angry. Everywhere I turned I saw people clinging to their guns, as if the government’s “huge conspiracy” to take away your rifle, a belief not even remotely grounded in reality, was the worst thing that had happened that day. I remember crying for hours in the days following the shooting, wondering how the world could keep turning, wondering how people could just accept that these things happen, and, above all, wondering how anyone could prioritize an individual right to own an AR-15 over the lives of schoolchildren. Since then, there have been over thirty mass shootings in America. Gun reform being a passion of my father’s, he would send me text messages day after day with articles reporting yet another ...