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Guns & Mental Health: Many Quick Fixes; Long Term Solutions Require Study

By   /  March 18, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet On December 14th 2012, Adam Lanza killed 20 children and 6 adults at the Sandy Hook elementary school.  He had killed his mother before going to the school.  He killed himself while there. “Tragedy” is too trite to describe the incident, and doesn’t begin to describe the event and its effect on the national [...]

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Newspaper goes way too far

By   /  December 27, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet Today, I have to apologize for my profession.  Not because of a general act that most journalist commit, but because of the actions of a single newspaper that seems to believe it’s right for them to treat law abiding citizens the same as sex offenders are treated when it decided to show an interactive [...]

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Proclamation: Unlimited National Emergency

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  Jim Layne, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet Buckle Up, because this ain’t your Granny’s fireside chat. My fellow Americans, my friends.  How often I have heard those words stated by someone who was as much like me as a mayfly.  My fellows are hard working family types with children.  I do not have time for the monetarily wealthy, social elite, or [...]

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Time for healing. Answers will come later

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The op-ed pages of newspapers throughout the nation are focused on Newtown, Conn. and with good reason.  The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting rocks each of us to our very core.  In other mass shootings, it’s generally adults that are killed.  If not, then it’s an attack committed by a peer of the victims, [...]

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A Moment Of Silence

By   /  December 17, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

Tweet I attended Sunday’s Falcons game at the Georgia Dome.  In addition to the usual presentation of our nation’s flag and the singing of The National Anthem, there was a moment of silence.  In days gone by, it would have been a public prayer.  Instead, we were instructed to be quiet for a moment of [...]

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Classlessness after Sandy Hook tragedy

By   /  December 17, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Last week, the nation began a healing process.  It was needed after learning about the tragedy that had unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.  As a nation, we were hurting.  Even without all the facts, what we did know was horrific.  The murder of a child is horrific all on its own.  [...]

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