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Politics 101: Focus on guns, not mental health

Too often the debate centers around the image on the left when what we should really be talking about is on the right

Too often the debate centers around the image on the left when what we should really be talking about is on the right

Last week another gun related tragedy occurred, this time in Washington State. A young man entered the cafeteria, brandished a weapon, and started shooting before turning it in himself. His actions led to several injuries and three deaths (including his own).

Afterwards, reports focused on how well liked the young man was but that he had seemingly been under some emotional duress recently according to his Twitter feed. Well, no shit! Top notch reporting there.

People who are feeling good about life, about themselves and their personal situations, do NOT start a shooting spree at school that leads to their death. People who are emotionally stable and chemically balanced in their brain simply don’t do things like this. Continue reading

Hoosier Tuesday: Misfiring on gun buy-backs

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There is still plenty of time to enjoy winter in the Hoosier State

Lost in the shuffle of hubbub of HJR-3 was Indiana SB 229 – a bill that bans the practice of gun buy-back programs organized by municipalities. The bill passed the Indiana Senate and is now being considered by the Indiana House. I think I might be missing something here because this one is a head-scratcher.

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