We need to get smart about guns

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We need to get smart about guns By Mark Challis, West Des Moines Each time a mass shooting happens, the Republican Party claims a nuanced response about the need to carefully screen applicants for gun licenses is trying to take guns away from law-abiding citizens. Ben Carson states he doesn’t like the government knowing where guns are, or who owns them. Can a man with the advanced education he has be so naive to believe the citizenry of...

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We should be correct on crime

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We should be correct on crime By Karl Schilling, president, Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance It’s not a matter of being soft on crime or hard on crime. We should be correct on crime. Prisons should be used for protecting the public from dangerous people and making those dangerous people less dangerous. They should not be used as substitutes for drug treatment centers or mental health hospitals. It is not a matter of shorter...

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