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Gunman Shoots 9 At Nevada IHOP

Carson City Sheriff's deputies investigate the scene of the shooting at IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nev., today. A gunman with a rifle opened fire at a International House of Pancakes restaurantkilling three people including two uniformed National Guard members and himself, and wounding six others in a hail of gunfire during the morning breakfast hour, authorities and witnesses said. Update: Five of the nine people shot by the gunmen were members of the Nevada National Guard. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette Journal, Tim Dunn)

Question: I usually resist posted sad stories like this, of mad men going nuts and killing several people. I resisted much of this PM. There's too much sadness in this world. And I don't want Hucks Online to be a sad place. However, I decided to post this after the news that 5 of the victims were National Guardsmen. Did I make the right call? Or should I not post stories like this.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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