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Only in America: The wrong way to get people more comfortable with guns

A Colorado man tries to make people feel more "comfortable" about guns by carrying one through a town hit by a mass shooting — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

An 18-year-old man triggered panicky 911 calls when he carried a shotgun through the streets of Aurora, Colo., saying that he wanted to make residents feel more "comfortable" about guns. Aurora is the town where a crazed gunman killed 12 and wounded 70 in 2012. "If enough people were to lawfully open carry," Steve Lohner said, "people would end up feeling comfortable around it."