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AMERICANS THAT OWN, USE, AND RESPECT GUNS

At the “Nation’s Gun Show” at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia, this weekend, law-abiding Americans that own, use, and respect guns gathered as they do there every couple months to buy, sell and trade guns and all the paraphernalia that goes with them. What struck when I went to the gun show wasn’t that there may be a mass murderer lurking in the crowd, but the kind of people who come to these shows and why they come.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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ANOTHR MASS SHOOTING: ANOTHER ROUND OF RHETORIC

With a total of 70 victims (12 dead, 58 wounded), ABC News reports the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting is the worst mass shooting in American history. Still, its aftermath will follow a familiar pattern. Politicians call for unity while the media focuses intensely, but briefly, on the victims, searches the shooter’s background for clues to his motivation, then turns its attention to the perennial debates about guns and partisan political associations. Lost will be any serious national debate about be the real causes of these crimes. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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THE ROMNEY VEEPSTAKES

All Matt Drudge had to do was put Condoleezza Rice’s picture on the Drudge Report with a story containing rumors that she was leading Gov. Romney’s list of possible vice-presidential candidates, and the media went wild. That’s not surprising as Condi Rice would be an out-of-the-box choice; and people are looking for any indication that one candidate or the other is about to break out of what has been, for some time now, a dead heat. Have no fear, the Romney veepstakes isn’t over; and Condi isn’t likely to be Romney’s running mate.  (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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DON’T TAKE AMERICA FOR GRANTED

Have you gone without electricity, air conditioning, and running water for several days in 100-degree temperatures lately? Less fortunate Americans and U.S. natural disaster victims often do, but these are, with rare exceptions, temporary experiences. When they occur, they remind us of just how fortunate and vulnerable modern American life has made us; but how would we cope if we were without these “necessities” for a long time? (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)

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