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6 August 2000

Washington Post

In a vast and blue-lit palace of a convention center, on a high and silvery dais, a man of the gun nods at his thousands. At serried rows of war veterans in their breasted ribbons and lawyers and accountants in polos and khakis and broad-backed farmers and factory laborers with black-and-yellow National Rifle Association caps. At rapt grandkids and dozens of women wearing T-shirts emblazoned: "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition." The man on the dais raises his... (

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