The problem is both the gun and the shooter

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By Blair Bess


Now is the time to politicize gun violence. In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, how can we not? It's tiresome to hear Republican lawmakers say it's inappropriate to politicize this tragedy. Their responses are numbingly repetitive and rote.

These lawmakers loathe the suggestion that assault weapons like AR-15's be banned outright or that gun control legislation be enacted. They hate hearing how concealed carry reciprocity laws are a bad idea, not to mention an encroachment on state's rights. They believe guns should be readily available to anyone.


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