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September 20, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

A lesson about armor, weapons

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On Jan. 10, at Taft High School in the small town of Taft, Calif., a high school student carrying a shotgun entered a classroom with 28 students and their teacher.

He shot and wounded two of the students. Neither student died.

The teacher urged the shooter to put down the shotgun, and he did.

Unlike other shootings, such as the one at the movie theater in Colorado, this shooter did not have high-powered weapons and body armor.

If he had, there probably would have been many dead students and a dead teacher.

I hope this lesson will not be lost on our lawmakers in Washington: no assault weapons, no body armor, no one killed.

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