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TAKE A STAND: Deadly violence

Family members wait for word from police after arriving down the street from the June 12 shooting at Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando. (Source: AP) Family members wait for word from police after arriving down the street from the June 12 shooting at Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando. (Source: AP)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Orlando, Charleston, Virginia Tech, Newtown, San Bernardino, Fort Hood, Aurora, Chattanooga, Columbine.  

I could go on naming the mass shootings, but we'd be here a long time. 

And it doesn't matter how you define a mass shooting or mass killing, the bottom line is there have been a lot and a lot of people have died and been injured. 

What to do about the deadly violence has become a nationwide stalemate between gun rights and gun control. That's unfortunate, because while it's a worthy debate, stopping all this violence shouldn't matter whether we're Republican, Democrat or Independent.  

While we're a long way from a solution, it was interesting to see a new bipartisan bill in Congress aimed to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists. 

It's sponsored by Republicans and Democrats, including South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham.  The bill would ban gun sales to the more than 100,000 people who are currently on two of the government's most widely-followed watch lists.  

Whether it has enough support to pass remains to be seen, but maybe it's the beginning of a small step in the right direction.  

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