France A: Mountain Of Sorrow

"Mountain Of Sorrow"

While the easy availability of firearms in the U.S. has helped produce an epidemic of violent deaths, the affliction is not uniquely American. Last week in the French village of Luxiol, near the Swiss border, a farmer with a history of mental illness managed to obtain a hunting gun and went on a shooting spree that lasted 30 minutes. When the rampage was over, Christian Dornier, 31, had murdered 14 people, including his mother and sister, and wounded his father and eight others.

Townsfolk speculated that the killer had become deranged because of business problems and opposition to his sister's recent...

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