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The founding fathers didn’t foresee these ‘arms’

Adam Baird

April 15, 2013

It's hard to sign on to a social media site these days without seeing a post about guns.Probably about half of your friends who have an opinion on the matter seem to be for tighter regulations to save our children, while the other half seems to think that the government is attempting to disarm the populace so as to enact a state of martial law.On one hand, the Constitution ...

No one needs to own heavy artillery

Jennifer Manalili

April 15, 2013

Last December, the world watched as 20 students and six adults were killed in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The ages of the students that perished ranged from six to seven-years-old.What’s more troubling? In February, the Huffington Post reported that 1,280 gun related deaths have occurred in this country since Sandy Hook.Weeks later, i...

Guns don’t shoot people; mental instability shoots people

J. Rae Chipera

April 15, 2013

On Friday, Feb. 8, convicted sex offender Adrian Thorsby, 49, was sentenced for firing a 20-gauge shot gun through the living room window of a house in which children were playing. In what country did this occur? The United Kingdom. Firearms are banned in the United Kingdom. Preventing law-abiding, mentally-stable Americans from purchasing firearms does very little for the pre...

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