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The National Rifle Association isn't the fourth branch of government

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida Funeral

Once again flags are flying at half-staff while politicians utter platitudes. Besides the 17...

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Is gun control possible in America?

NRA Reaction LaPierre

When some commentators, pundits, and politicians state that they cannot explain why any form of gun control is so unacceptable to the National Rifle Association and its rabid supporters, they are ignoring a fundamental reason. It’s to defend against any approaching totalitarian takeover of...


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Cowardly Congress won't confront NRA over gun violence

Trump Guns CPAC Loesch

I’m sick of this. We all should be. More dead school kids. Pitifully ineffective thoughts and prayers. More blood on the hands of a spineless Congress that won’t confront the intimidating power of the self-serving gun lobby. These massacres have become numbingly predictable. But...


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Congress is controlled by the National Rifle Association

Trump Guns CPAC LaPierre

I own a gun, you own a gun, and I'd say we're all a bit crazy. The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America says "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The...


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Trump believes in due process for whites, but not for blacks

Trump-1

Recently, one of President Donald Trump's aides had to resign because his two ex-wives accused him of domestic violence. Trump jumped in and said allegations without due process of law can ruin a person's life and career. Well, some years ago five young black men were wrongfully convicted of...


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Mentally unstable people shouldn't be allowed to buy guns

School Shooting Florida

In light of the recent tragedy in Florida, social media is once again being pounded with anti-gun propaganda. Car accidents are frequent, yet we do not threaten to ban cars. I do not believe this is a gun issue. I believe this to be a mental health issue. The suspect Nikolas Cruz has a troubled...


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Utah man says tax commission owes him an explanation

2012 TC-40, Utah Individual Income Tax Return

Because of health problems, in June 2014, my wife and I sold our family farm in Idaho, where we had lived for more than 30 years. We then moved into an assisted living facility in Brigham City, and my wife passed away in early spring 2015.  In late October 2017, I received a letter from the...


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Hollywood is training American kids to become killers

School Shooting Florida

Where is the most prolific training ground for a budding young terrorist or mass school shooter? Right in your own living room. One evening last week, my wife and I sat down in front of our TV set and began clicking through the available movie list. Very few contained anything we were interested in....


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The National Rifle Association isn't the fourth branch of government

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida Funeral

Once again flags are flying at half-staff while politicians utter platitudes. Besides the 17 students and staff who were killed in Florida, many were seriously injured, and hundreds of children are traumatized. Since 1990 150 schoolchildren have died from gun violence. Gun violence is preventable....


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Trump is possibly the worst president in history

APTOPIX Trump

William J. Ridings Jr., who is an attorney, and Stuart B. McIver, an editor and author, consulted with 719 historians and political scientists from every region of the nation and asked them to rank each president in the following categories: leadership qualities; accomplishments and crisis...


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Simulated violence contributes to mass killings

School Shooting Florida

Once again we are at loggerheads relative to mass murders, and the same old arguments are put forth. It may be useful to ask: How does the thought “I want to kill a lot of people” become imbedded in the mind of a human? How does the thought, “I will plan and execute the acts, step...


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