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United States

2 August 2005

Chicago Tribune, Column

I had to wait for my mother to die before I could disarm her. There have always been guns in my family. My great-grandfather Martin was a coal miner and cop who carried a .44-caliber hip cannon and, despite the armament, was shot twice in his long years of policing wild coal miners in the Pennsylvania hills. He was described in the local paper after these incidents as "resting peacefully." My grandfather Thomas was a coal miner and fire chief and occasional... (

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