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March 13, 2014

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Good reasons why guns are needed

There are guns on school parking lots. The reason you never hear about them is that they are held by responsible people. Not every gun owner is to be branded a bad guy. The girl sitting next to you in Econ class has a .380 in her car. Her dad taught her how to use it. She passed a self-defense gun safety class. Before that she took the 4-H .22 class. She goes home every night after school to her rural home, the last on a long lane with a 15000 address. She is the first one home to walk in on whatever awaits.

The guy in PE class will meet his buddies after school to sit in a deer stand. The hunting area is 0.6 miles from the school, and his firearm is in his gun safe at his house nine miles away. How many trips would you make?

Not every teacher lives across from the school where he or she works. Many have homes in remote areas. Bad guys know when homes are unoccupied. Remember that when your life is on the line and a 911 call provides you with help that is only 20 minutes away.

— Terry Keaton

Terre Haute

Salute to Jake

When you see the term “Gym Rat” in the dictionary, Jake Odum’s picture will be next to it.

 Thank you, Jake.

— Marc Christle

Terre Haute

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