August 30, 2014 7:16 PM

Society's rules protect our most vulnerable, except when it comes to guns

You have to be 13 to open a Facebook account, 16 to drive, 18 to vote, 21 to gamble. But shooting an automatic weapon too big for you to control? The answer is tragic and indefensible.

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Joe Tarica


Joe Tarica is senior editor for The Tribune. He writes the Joetopia column on current events and life in SLO County. You may not always want to live in Joetopia, but you can still stop by, say "hi," and join the conversation. Reach him at .

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