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Opinion on gun violence in schools

There is a common denominator in school shootings: America’s rifle, the AR-15.

Built to throw a lot of lead, this mass-produced, cheaply made weapon was designed for the military, but has been embraced by every nut-case with a grudge since they became legal.

Not a sporting arm in any way, the AR-15 and its knockoffs are weapons of war and video games.

For a short time Remington marketed its entry into the assault weapon field as a “coyote getter,” but even the NRA knew that was a stretch. It was really for killin’ people.

And people figured they better get one before they got kilt because as w...


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