Opinion



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.






Parents mourn overdose

By TIM KALICH,

She torched the red blanket. The covering was what Linda Lary saw her son, Michael, wrapped in as he lay on the floor, dead from an overdose of heroin last December, two days short of his 28th birthday. “I thought of all the blankets to put on him, don’t put a red blanket on him. I don’t know why.”




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