gun control

Is “gun control” the right direction to go? What would it accomplish? Keeping guns out of the hands of criminals (or potential criminals)? Take away/limit the rights of honest citizens? Not to diminish the severity of losses experienced throughout our country, but consider; might not some of the deaths been averted if someone (with training) [...]

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Common Sense Gun Thoughts 1) People should register their guns, much like their cars, boats and beagles. The Government hasn’t taken those things away. 2) No one has the right to own any kind of weapon they choose, nor should they. 3) If there were no guns in the world, there would be far fewer, [...]

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County sheriffs in the Twin Cities area would rather talk about the need for earlier identification and better treatment and housing of people with mental illness, than discuss more restrictions on guns. It is the county sheriff who grants the permit for an applicant to carry a gun in public, concealed or visible. (Permitting gun [...]

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I knew this sounded familiar — I’ve heard this whole fear-factor argument about the danger of arming teachers against known classroom hazards 49 times before. It played every time a state enacted a discreet-carry CCW gun law for its citizens. It was met with the exact same prejudice, scorn and derision. But those blind fears [...]

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I’d like to thank Michael Rocklin for his well written and commonsensical letter in last week’s opinion. For more than 20 years I’ve held the belief that at least 10 percent of the general public should be armed and yes, that does include school teachers and staff. If you don’t believe that 10 percent of [...]

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Brettwebb Mitchell, a pastor, writer and consultant who specializes in parenting issues, offers a foundational three lessons we can learn from the tragedy in Connecticut. 1. Along with gun control, we need to invest in community-wide counseling services that help individuals and our families who are on the edge of despair. Such counseling services have [...]

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