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America is facing some hard truths about guns

On Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day – 17 people were killed in a high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., by suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz, 19.

On a day usually associated with appreciation for loved ones, Cruz used an AR-15 assault-style rifle to slaughter students and faculty of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He bought the weapon himself.