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Are you cutting off the ends of the ham?

Posted by Ron NicholsMay 8, 2018 1:00:00 PM EDT

          There’s a story of a young girl watching her mom prepare the ham for the holiday dinner. She saw her mom cutting off each end of the ham and asked her why she did that. The mom said that she did not know; that’s the way her mom did it so the young girl would have to ask her. So, she did and her grandmother said the same thing.

Wanting to get to the bottom of the mystery, the young girl went to her great-grandmother and asked why she cut off the ends of the ham. Her great-grandmother chuckled when she heard about what had been passed through the generations. You see, the reason she cut off the ends of the ham was because she did not have a big enough pan to hold the whole ham.

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Topics: IBIS, gun crime, firearm forensics, Solve Crime, Intelligence

Gun Crime on the Waterfront: No Diving Please

Posted by Pete GagliardiAugust 26, 2016 8:45:32 AM EDT

Some weeks back, the media reported on President Obama’s lament following a mass murder at a community college in Oregon. He was quoted as saying: "Somehow, this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. We become numb to this."

For far too many years now, I cannot recall one single day going by that I did not read or hear about some act of gun violence occurring somewhere in our country. Another victim, another loved one lost, another community in fear and asking – no pleading – for answers.

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Topics: gun debate, gun crime, Stop Crime, Solve Crime

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