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Have Things Changed Since This School Shooting in 1988 by Laurie Dann?

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And the day of the shootings she started fires at a Winnetka home and at a different school from the one she shot up.


Why can't we stop violent criminals like Loughner, Holmes, Cho, Kazmierczak, Goh, Page, Roberts and Dann from striding into gun shops and buying guns for lethal rampages? Because a national registry of gun owners would violate our Second Amendment rights says the NRA. It would lead to "taxes and confiscation" of firearms. Sure, no one likes to see children shot and killed but the alternative--gun accountability laws--threatens our Second Amendment rights!

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As long as the gun industry is writing our laws, not US citizens and the lawmakers who are supposed to represent them, deranged people like Loughner, Holmes and Dann will continue to be legal gun owners. This week, Alice Boland, charged in 2005 with threatening to assassinate President George W. Bush, legally bought a gun and threatened administrators at Ashley Hall, a girls school in South Carolina. Hey, she has Second Amendment rights! END

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Martha Rosenberg is an award-winning investigative public health reporter who covers the food, drug and gun industries. Her first book, Born With A Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health, is distributed by Random (more...)

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