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EDITORIAL

No Letup In Gun Violence

Lead is still flying, people are still dying

7:33 PM EST, February 14, 2013

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As President Barack Obama was invoking Newtown on Tuesday night, gun violence continued apace across the country. A brief survey of shooting incidents over the past week or so:

Three people were killed and two wounded in a shooting at a courthouse in Wilmington, Del.

California authorities determined that if the charred human remains in a cabin in the San Bernadino Mountains belonged to fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, who is suspected of killing four people and wounding others.

New Orleans police are investigating a shooting Saturday night that wounded four people outside a Bourbon Street nightclub in the French Quarter as crowds gathered for the city's annual Mardi Gras celebrations.

Two officials of the Ashley Hall girls school in Charleston, S.C., were spared when a woman couldn't get her gun to fire. According to news reports, the woman was mentally ill, but was able to buy a gun because there was no record of her illness in the FBI database.

In a suburb of St. Paul, Minn., man was charged Monday with murdering a 9-year-old boy and wounding his mother and another woman. He was shooting randomly at passing cars.

And Boston Red Sox minor leaguer Bryce Brentz was cleaning his gun when it accidentally discharged and sent a bullet through his leg.

This was just another week. Since the Dec. 14 slaughter in Newtown that took 26 lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School, there have been at least 1,774 gun deaths, according to Slate magazine.