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Now is the time for a rational debate on firearms

Published 12/21/2012, The Jamestown Sun

Maybe now it’s possible for the people of this great nation to engage in a rational debate about gun violence. Maybe now, after the incomprehensible tragedy in Newtown, Conn., cultural and political leaders will summon the courage to stare down the gun lobby. Maybe now Americans of good conscience will embrace a comprehensive examination of the role of weapons in a 21st-century society that seems enamored, engulfed and desensitized by “entertainment” violence.

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