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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Shannon Watts
Starbucks seems an unlikely dueling ground in the national debate over guns, but the ubiquitous coffee chain Friday will once again find itself squarely in the cross hairs in the battle between gun control and gun rights advocates.
It has to do with wise civility, perhaps, and some fabulous strategery. Former President George W. Bush, deemed either a "frat boy" or war monger by an unfriendly press for years, has re-emerged on the public radar, earning a growing number of positive reviews and rising approval ratings on par or even besting President Obama's numbers.
There already is swift, emotionally charged reaction to a National Rifle Association school-security report that recommends at least one armed guard in every school in the nation. Vilification is afoot.
"You could be enjoying a latte and scones with your kids and someone next to you could have a gun loosely in their pocket or out on a table," Ms. Watts said during a phone interview.
Ms. Watts went on to accuse "gun industry lobbyists" of trying "to obstruct efforts to find common-sense, middle-ground solutions to curb gun violence in America.