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Let’s Talk About Guns
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Let’s Talk About Guns

BY SHARON MARTIN It never occurred to me that a shotgun was anything but a necessary tool, on my grandfather’s ranch or on my small homestead. While I’m not prepared to give up my .410 when there are water moccasins that stray too far from the creek bank, I’ve begun to question my own beliefs. How…

Students, Don’t Let The Gun Lobby Wear You Down
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Students, Don’t Let The Gun Lobby Wear You Down

BY FROMA HARROP Only three students were shot at an American school last Tuesday. Two of them were hospitalized, and only the 17-year-old gunman died. This made the attack at a southern Maryland high school a fleeting news item. The Austin, TX, bombings edged it out. The 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado opened…

In Facing Russia, We Don’t Even Have A Neville Chamberlain
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In Facing Russia, We Don’t Even Have A Neville Chamberlain

BY FROMA HARROP Darkest Hour follows Winston Churchill’s struggle to rouse Britain to confront the Nazi menace. Winning the war was step two. Step one, the movie’s theme, was to get the country to agree to wage war. And he did no buttering. “I have nothing to offer,” Churchill famously told his nation, “but blood,…

Beware Those Crazy Gun Owners
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Beware Those Crazy Gun Owners

BY DON NELSON It seems someone out there in the cyber world has decided that all gun owners fall under an umbrella definition that goes something like this: GUN OWNERS – Paranoid, fearful, insecure, anti-liberal, anti-Democrat, anti-social reform. This demographic of the population is irresponsible, thinks about ways to hurt others, when confronted starts to…

The Tyranny Of Fear
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The Tyranny Of Fear

BY VERN TURNER For the two months since the dreadful tragedy in Newtown, CT I’ve resisted writing any formal pieces discussing the issue of guns. Then, a deranged and unhinged former FBI agent e-mailed me an article written by the editor of something called The Natural News, Mike Adams. It was so shocking and disturbing…

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