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February 18, 2014

YARBROUGH: Protecting our children more important than toting guns to church

Let me run some numbers by you. One hundred fifty two: The number of children who died in 2012 in Georgia, despite the intervention of the state’s Division of Family and Children Services. Thirteen: The number of children who died in 2012 while in foster care. Zero: The number of people who died in shootouts in a house of worship in our state during the same period. 152 to 13 to zero. So what is the hot-button issue in this session of the General Assembly? Guns for God, of course. HB 875, authored by Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper.

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