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United States

2 March 2008

Virginian-Pilot (Virginia), Opinion

I recently attended a town hall meeting in Fairfax County where about half of the audience was armed, including a woman directly behind me with a big shiny pistol strapped to her thigh. I grew up in the Shenandoah Valley, and I don't flinch at the sight of a shotgun on the back of a pick-up cab. But I was startled by the two dozen pistol-packing suburbanites filing into a government center for a chat about school funding. The incident served as a reminder that the gun... (

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