Guns in Sports Reflect Guns in Society

Loose Ball: A new report from the Brady Center uses sports figures to highlight gun violence.

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"We all need to support strong laws that keep guns out of dangerous people's hands without affecting the ability of law-abiding people to have a gun if they choose," Lowy said. "Hopefully Americans will be outraged about these weak gun laws and become more involved with this issue."

Redirecting our passion for sports could make it happen, taking us from fun and games to matters of life and death.

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Based in Washington, D.C., Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience, previously serving as a columnist, editorial writer and reporter with several Gannett publications. His sports column appears in the Washington Times. Follow him on Twitter.

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