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Jac VerSteeg: Lessons from a blended gun family

in 2017/Top Headlines by

I have a blended family. A blended gun family. Some of us own guns – lots of guns. Some of us don’t own any. There are shotguns, hunting rifles, revolvers and semi-automatic pistols among the weapons we own. Nobody in my blended family owns an “assault weapon,” as far as I know. Here’s another thing about my family: Two of us have been shot and killed. It was a murder-suicide nearly 20 years ago. And here’s an ironic thing: The…

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Chuck Harmon at Tiger Bay

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

Crime and Punishment – The City of St. Pete has plenty of the former these days, but what of the latter? Military-style assault weapons freely accessible by common criminals, open season on convenience store owners, young children in their homes losing their innocent lives, drug and prostitution deals happening openly on the streets. While every economic downturn in history has had its attendant spike in crimes associated with economic distress, many citizens of the City feel more unsafe than ever.…

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