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A different perspective on guns

By CHARLIE SMITH,

Never-ending and never-settled, the partisan debate over gun control rages again after the Las Vegas shooting that killed at least 59 Sunday night. Stephen Paddock, 64, was armed to a T and slaughtered concert-goers trapped in an enclosed area from his 32nd-floor casino suite before turning a weapon on himself when police closed in.






Sadly, guns in church make sense

By CHARLIE SMITH,

A Mississippi law passed in 2016 allowing guns in churches received national attention and was mocked by many who saw it as an unnecessary extension of 2nd Amendment rights to what should be a place of peace.

But, unfortunately, events this weekend confirmed why it is wise to have responsible gun owners carrying weapons in the pews.




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