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Law enforcement gathers at First Baptist Church
Mourners attend a candlelight vigil at the corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting, October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The massacre is one of the deadliest mass shooting events in U.S. history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Americans are once again mourning after another mass shooting. We explain why elected leaders fail — despite broad public support — to pass measures like

Harold Hopkins of Buffalo, New York, sings the National Anthem with about 500 other pro-gun demonstrators during a rally in support of the Second Amendment near the Washington Monument April 19, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

What you don’t know about how the Second Amendment came to be.

Orlando (did not want to provide his last name) (2nd L) who was injured in the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub attends a memorial service at the Joy MCC Church for the victims of the terror attack where Omar Mateen allegedly killed more than 50 people on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The mass shooting killed at least 50 people and injuring 53 others in what is the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

We permit massive gun violence in the name of Second Amendment ideology.

Obama’s terrorism speech lacked clarity, conflated too many issues
Death-penalty protesters outside of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse during the first day of the sentencing phase of the Boston Marathon Bomber Trial on April 21, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts. Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty on all 30 counts related to to his involvement in the 2013 bombing, which related in three deaths and over 250 injuries. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Gun rights have become a culture war. The death penalty has become less divisive.

Supporters of Michigan's Open Carry law hold a rally and march April 27, 2014 in Romulus, Michigan. The march was held to attempt to demonstrate to the general public what the typical open carrier is like. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Sometimes the universe has a cruel sense of a humor