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The Fifth Column

Ethan Miller/Getty Images News | Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers embrace near a Wal-Mart in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two colleagues were shot and killed by two assailants at a pizza restaurant nearby

Esquire

By Lt. Col. Robert Bateman 

The NRA has made mass killings normal in this country. I’m coming home from years of serving my country overseas to help stop it.

This is too much. We have Tea Party political activists shooting cops from behind, in the head, then covering their dead bodies with the Tea Party “Gadsden” flag and shouting, “The Revolution begins now!”

No. I am coming home. I need to be there and be part of the solution.Moms Demand Action is getting some traction, but they can use the lean-in of a few U.S. Army Airborne Infantry Rangers. I am only sorry that I did not stand up to this threat to…

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