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Guest view: Time to stop drug packages in US mail

With people across the country dying at the rate of 53 a day from overdoses of fentanyl and similar compounds — now the leading killers in the opioid epidemic — efforts to stop this scourge ought to come from every corner of the federal government.

But even as President Donald Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency, some agencies have failed to act as if it is one.

Just last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama administration policy on marijuana, signaling that the Justice Department may prosecute people selling or using the drug. Regardless of your views on marijuana, deploying limited federal resources to prosecute pot cases amid a raging opioid epidemic is like telling firefighters to inspect smoke detector batteries in one home while the house next door is engulfed in flames.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Postal Service could

Read more at: http://www.thisweeknews.com/opinion/20180118/guest-view-time-to-stop-drug-packages-in-us-mail

Guest editorial | Life insurance: Terrorist’s victims or family – who gets the money?

The following editorial appeared in the New Castle News, a CNHI newspaper. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Tribune-Democrat.

Should the family of a mass murderer profit from his dark deed?

Common sense would say no. So does Aaron Bernstine.

Last week, the state representative introduced a bill that would limit life insurance payouts of individuals who die committing acts of terrorism. The proposal also calls for a portion of the terrorist’s life insurance benefits to be redirected to victims.

“We shouldn’t allow terrorism to be rewarded,” Bernstine said in a news release, adding, “To me, it’s a no-brainer that victims and their families are the ones who should be getting that money.”

It’s hard to argue with that thinking, and certainly, Bernstine is not the first to suggest it.

In a December 2015 attack in San Bernardino, California, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife,

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Guest editorial: To catch mass killer, focus on fentanyl shipments

With people across the country dying at the rate of 53 a day from overdoses of fentanyl and similar compounds – now the leading killers in the opioid epidemic – efforts to stop this scourge ought to come from every corner of the federal government.

But even as President Donald Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency, some agencies have failed to act as if it is one.

Just last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama administration policy on marijuana, signaling that the Justice Department may prosecute people selling or using the drug. Regardless of your views on marijuana, deploying limited federal resources to prosecute pot cases amid a raging opioid epidemic is like telling firefighters to inspect smoke detector batteries in one home while the house next door is engulfed in flames.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Postal Service could be doing more to intercept packages of illicit fentanyl coming

Read more at: https://www.aikenstandard.com/opinion/guest-editorial-to-catch-mass-killer-focus-on-fentanyl-shipments/article_cf006e3e-f739-11e7-9448-73c5de5d8bdb.html

Mandalay Bay room 32135 will never see another guest. Here’s what has happened to other mass shooting sites

In May, the owner of the nightclub, which was known as a safe space for the city’s LGBTQ community until Omar Mateen killed 49 people there June 12, 2016, announced plans to turn the shuttered club into a memorial.

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-vegas-mass-shootings-sites-20171020-htmlstory.html

Anti-Gun Filmmaker: Mass Shooting Warning Signs Are Close to Home (Guest Column)

All domestic abusers do not go on to shoot up public spaces. But many people who shoot up public spaces have been domestic abusers.

An angry citizen approached a field full of politicians and fired at them with a powerful weapon. It was a deliberate attack on elected government officials by a disgruntled member of the party out of power — a party which has been outmaneuvered and outvoted and now stands on the outside looking in. Because it was perpetrated by a man who seemed to profess to hold liberal views, conservatives pounced.

 An angry white man walked up to a field full of his fellow human beings and fired at them. He used a weapon that has no practical purpose other than to dispatch as many lives as possible as quickly as possible. Because that weapon and so many others like it have perpetrated so many mass shootings

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