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Thinking About Guns… Again.

There’s a story I’ve often told about a bar discussion a group of us, all of us in the Army, had back in the early 80’s. On our way to the bar, we passed a gun shop, and in the window was an AR-15, which led to a discussion. What I haven’t said before was why we spent the time discussing it. The reason? Quite simply, none of us could believe that it was for sale to civilians. If you had told us back then that it, and rifles like it, would become the most popular guns on the market, we’d have thought you were nuts.

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The NRA Is Predictable – And I Wish It Weren’t

Last Friday as I was finishing up a blog post, a news story hit the wires.  An elementary school in Newtown,  Connecticut had attacked by a gunman and there were many children among the casualties.  I put a quick paragraph in front about it, and made the following prediction:

What makes it worse is that I know, within a few days, that Wayne LaPierre is going to issue a statement out of NRA headquarters that will be just as stupid as his other ones.

Yesterday, he did.

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