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Leonard Pitts Jr.: For gun-loving America, freedom to live in fear

Leonard Pitts Jr.: For gun-loving America, freedom to live in fear
January 8, 2013
By Leonard Pitts Jr.
The Miami Herald


"Everybody's got a pistol. This must really please the NRA."
-- from "Gun" by Gil Scott-Heron

So maybe the NRA is about to get its wish.

Here we are, a little over three weeks after the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., a little over two weeks after the National Rifle Association said there should henceforth be armed guards at every school, and at least one school system, Marlboro Township in New Jersey, is taking its advice. Under a pilot program in partnership with local police, students who returned to school last week found their campuses patrolled by armed officers.

But here's the thing. If this is truly a good idea, then why stop there? After all, it is not just our schools that are being shot up. So let us follow this advice to its logical end.

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http://www.freep.com/article/20130108/OPINION05/301080018/Leonard-Pitts-Jr-For-gun-loving-America-freedom-to-live-in-fear?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

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