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In teaching kids to counter shooters, we surrender greater fight vs. gun control

RE “Students to be trained to counter shooters” (Page A1, Nov. 9): I was disheartened beyond words to read about a program that offers would-be victims of school shootings alternatives to the traditional lock-down reaction to such crimes. On Page A2 of the same edition, a half-page article, “Loughner gets life for Arizona rampage,” detailed the sentencing and victim statements in the 2011 Tucson shooting that left six dead and stole the career and future of US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, among many others.

At no point in either article did the words “gun” and “control” appear together. Neither article quoted gun-control advocates.

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