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Trib: Idaho Gun Culture Unaffected

This time it's different. This time, the massacre of 20 first-graders, six of their teachers and the shooter's mother at Newtown, Conn., will break the national impasse on guns. Perhaps. But not here. Not in Idaho. What was the Gem State's reaction to the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, which killed 32 and wounded 17? A legislative debate about whether to arm students at its public campuses. Four years later when Jared Lee Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 more outside a Tucson, Ariz., area supermarket, killing six including a 9-year-old girl, Idaho quickly moved on. And last summer's mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., killing 12 and injuring 58 others, faded into background noise/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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