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Published: Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Gun violence

Some think it's out of our hands

One more theory on the horrible shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Two men high on the list to be president of the United States -- Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee -- think God did it for the lack of God in our schools.
After other events -- the earthquake in Haiti, and the hurricane in New Orleans -- some of the religious leaders in the U.S. claimed God did it to punish them for allowing abortion and gays there. To quote the Rev. Billy Graham, God controls everything in people's lives. This must mean a lot of our citizens think nothing can be done about the next shooting.
Damon D. Davis
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