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Old May 31st, 2013, 05:53 AM
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twocows
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1. Yes, this was a stupid overreaction by the school's part.
2. I don't see how this particular thing makes them crazy. There are plenty of other stupid things the NRA does, but this was just funny and cast them in a good light. That said, as a supporter of gun rights, I vehemently oppose the NRA on several issues, including their explanation for gun violence (they claim video games are the cause of gun violence, which is blatantly false and outright offensive to us fans, as dozens of well-received studies show a complete lack of correlation between the two topics).
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