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After the St. Patrick’s Day massacres, my column called for moderation in the two extremes between gun bans and mass shootings. This week’s massacres in El Paso and Dayton, plus five more months of random killings, have been factors in changing my position: Gun advocates, to keep their guns, should demonstrate they can prevent mass shootings and ensure the public safety.

"The victim became uncooperative with EMS and refused further treatment and left the scene. Later in the morning he again called for an ambulance to bring him to St. Mary’s, where they discovered he had a small-caliber gunshot wound to the chest." — Capt. Tim Jacobi

Police are unsure whether a pair of shootings that occurred late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning are connected, said Muskogee Police…