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January 18, 2018

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Weigh feasibility in gun debate

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In response to the recent massacre in Newtown, Conn., the National Rifle Association proposed armed guards at every public school in America. I don’t believe we can leave the potential solution(s) to those with a biased, self-serving agenda.

On the surface this would appear to be an appropriate solution, but this would suggest armed guards in every school, shopping mall, theater or public place in the nation. Has the NRA forgotten that Presidents Lincoln, Reagan and Kennedy had armed guards, or that there was an armed guard at Columbine High School?

The lack of one common cause among these types of crimes makes a perfect solution difficult. Among the many variables are mental instability, questionable motives, easy access to guns, violent behavior, a social outcast and bullying. I believe every think tank in America should be addressing this issue.

We know two things for sure: In every one of these incidents, we have people and we have weapons. Should we remove people or remove assault weapons? Which do you think is more feasible and practical?

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