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5 April 2004

Chicago Tribune, Opinion

Dennis Byrne is a Chicago-area writer and public affairs consultant Gov. Rod Blagojevich's need to fall back on the "if-you're-old-enough-to-fight-a-war" cliche to justify reducing the state's minimum age to 18 to get a gun owner's permit without parental consent was a sorry admission that he had no argument at all for doing this crazy thing. A person old enough to go to war, the governor said, should be entitled to get a shotgun or rifle in civilian life without... (

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