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  • OpEd: Shooting No Sport for Olympics


    (ATR) In the aftermath of horrific gun attacks, including one in his Ohio hometown, Alan Abrahamson raises questions about the place of sport shooting on the Olympic program. Here's a link to his recent column in 3 Wire Sports.

    I was born and grew up in Dayton, Ohio, where nine people were killed and more than two dozen hurt when a gunman with a military-style weapon opened fire over the weekend at a bar.

    That attack came just hours after a gunman with an assault weapon killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

    That’s 31 people killed in a space of 13 hours — 31 innocent lives, their hopes and dreams gone forever — because of gun violence.

    This has to stop.

    Shooting needs to be off the Olympic program. The guns need to go.

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