Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Arm-Others Myth

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Arm-Others Myth

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Like everyone in our nation and millions of others around the world, I am heartbroken for the families of the officers who were killed and the people of Dallas, who have come so far in developing such great respect for each other through community policing.

One thing that I haven't read or heard about from the pundits and, it seems, most Republicans this time is what we typically hear after all of these terrible mass shootings like the murder of innocent children in Sandy Hook Elementary School and those just recently at the nightclub in Orlando. What we often hear following these shootings is that if just one or more individuals had been armed, like a few teachers or some of the many party-goers in the crowd, they might have been able to stop one of these determined assassins from murdering so many people. …

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