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    Marysville School Shooting Has Disturbing Details

Marysville School Shooting Has Disturbing Details

A young high school student took a gun to school and shot five classmates before killing himself in Washington state on Friday. In a storyline that is becoming all too familiar, 14-year-old Jaylen Fryberg had been in a state of mental anguish over a break-up of his relationship and bullying, according to his parents. As an avid hunter, he had access to guns and apparently wrote threatening tweets on the

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    Guns vs Free Speech

Guns vs Free Speech

Kimberly Edson lives in Rochester, Minnesota. She watched a man walk by her home escorting his two daughters to school. He was wearing a gun, visible for all to see. A battle ensued forcing the issue of second amendment rights vs. first amendment rights. Another case of guns vs. free speech. After several days, the weapon was no longer visible. Edson was concerned about guns being near or on school

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Is Chicago the Model City for America?

From our love of guns, to movies and video games, our nation thrives on violence. In a country which claimed to be kinder and gentler, it has morphed into a nation which is angrier and self-destructive. With another weekend of violence, is Chicago the model city for America? Three people are dead and 20 were wounded as gun violence erupted once again this first weekend in October. On the weekend

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