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Edit: NRA Fear-Mongering Is Working

When did America become such a dangerous place? When did it become too dangerous to send our children outside to play, to go for a stroll through the neighborhood or to go anywhere without a pistol on your hip or a shotgun within reach? If you asked NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre he'd probably point to the inauguration of President Barack Obama, or maybe it goes back to the Bill Clinton presidency. Whenever it started, it's clear, he says, the “entire fabric of society” is in “jeopardy” and you must arm yourself. … We ask LaPierre, do you have any shame? Is there any lie you won't tell or irrational fear you won't appeal to just to fulfill your greed and that of the NRA and the firearm industry? Clearly not. Unfortunately, LaPierre's fearmongering is working, as Americans are purchasing firearms and ammunition at a terrifying pace/Devin Rokyta, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.

Question: Do you consider America more dangerous today than it was 10 years ago?


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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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