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Jonathan Earle, the dean of LSU's Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College, writes a moving piece on talkingpointsmemo.com about the fatal shooting of Delta State University assistant professor Ethan Schmidt on Monday.

"What we do know – that Dr. Schmidt was gunned down, in his faculty office – puts my friend and former student in a long and baffling list of Americans of all ages murdered by men with guns," Earle wrote.

Schmidt's shooting is the latest in a long line of high profile murders that puts the emphasis on gun control.

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