She then made mention of the movie theatre incident. I thought she meant the Batman one in Colorado. She then said, "No, the Oregon one." I then asked her if she meant the mall shooting in Portland. She said no, not that mall shooting. The movie theatre incident in Tillamook... where the student found a loaded handgun with a bullet chambered, safety off, under his movie seat.
Nothing in my previous experience could have possibly prepared me to be living in a country where I can't keep the shootings straight because they happen so often, continuously, and a great many people are too willfully stupid and self-absorbed to see the connection between guns and gun violence.
But let's not dwell on the negative. Let's instead turn our attention to the adorableness that is my little nephew in his homemade (c/o my sister) Weasley family sweater.
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