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Newtown Chooses Good Guys with Guns Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 1:55 PM
From your column: "Funny thing is, politicians are themselves guarded, daily (sometimes nightly and routinely), by women and men (presumably good men) with guns. And no one, I mean no one in politics, would consider disarming their own guardians. So “gun control” is very selective indeed." A thought occurred to me after reading the above quote, there is – improbable as it may be – historic, albeit negative, support for this apperception: I read recently that Senator Robert F Kennedy, D-NY forbade armed protection for himself in his campaign for the Democrat nomination in 1968. That race culminated in his assassination in Los Angeles by a single armed assailant Sirhan Sirhan.

February 3, 2013

On a December day last year, a disturbed 20-year-old murdered his mother. He then drove to an elementary school where he killed 20 young children and six adults, reportedly using several firearms.

Something has to be done to stop this sort of massacre from happening again. If that is possible.

Or, according to some, something has to be done whether such prevention is possible or not.

So immediately politicians who had long supported gun control laws argued that the Newtown atrocity proved the need for those...

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