Mass Shootings Op-Ed/Blog Post Feedback

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Here are the emails I’ve received, with senders’ names removed, in response to my blog post, “Let’s Add One Word to the NRA Talking Point,” which also ran as an op-ed on inforum.com on February 20 and in The Forum printed edition on February 21. I’ll be adding to this if/when more emails come in.

I respond to each in pretty much the same way:

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I Call BS, Too, and I Can No Longer in Good Conscience…

NRA? No Way!

Please join me in saying NRA? No Way!
and using #NRANoWay on social media.

My Facebook friend, Steven G. Johnk, a.k.a Spider, created this graphic. It’s right in line with what many of the survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting are saying.

Here are the comments of three Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to CNN:

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Let’s Add One Word to the Talking Point

This is not the ONLY time to discuss gun control

The National Rifle Association’s key talking point rolled out as predictably as the sad reality that another mass shooting will happen soon in a U.S. school.

“This is not the time to discuss gun control.”

Let’s add just one word to the key talking point: This is not the ONLY time to discuss gun control.

In fact, it’s EXACTLY the time.

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With Team Parents, It’s Hit or Miss

This one’s for you, Brah…

In the fall of 2016 my daughter played volleyball for Fargo South. As often happens among road warriors who follow their kids all over state to watch them play, I became friends with another parent.

Dave’s a great guy, always friendly and quick to smile. We sat next to each other for home stands, took turns driving to out-of-town matches and ate way too many Subway sandwiches together.

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New Life for “The Dakota Kid”

This was pretty cool –

Yesterday, I read this story by Marcus Hayes, a reporter/columnist at The Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com in Philadelphia: “Carson Wentz oushines Dak Prescott as Eagles Destry Cowboys.”

The story contained this…

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This was pretty cool –

Yesterday, I read this story by Marcus Hayes, a reporter/columnist at The Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com in Philadelphia: Carson Wentz outshines Dak Prescott as Eagles destroy Cowboys.

The story contained this –

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Let’s not allow a refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park

I grew up in Medora, N.D. It was the 1970s, about the time a previous oil boom was running full-tilt in the western part of the state. / The air was still fresh and clean, whitetails walked down an empty Main Street in the early evenings this time of year, and the 100 or so souls who called the place home year-round enjoyed the post-tourist peace and quiet….

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I grew up in Medora, N.D. It was the 1970s, about the time a previous oil boom was running full-tilt in the western part of the state.

The air was still fresh and clean, whitetails walked down an empty Main Street in the early evenings this time of year, and the 100 or so souls who called the place home year-round enjoyed the post-tourist peace and quiet.

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