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Taking down a flag won't stop gun crimes

Taking down a flag won't stop gun crimes

Pictures of Dylann Root, who's charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of nine people at a Charleston church, show him with a Confederate flag — a symbol of racism and hate — in one hand and a .45 caliber gun in the other.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Lindsay Graham and a host of business and community leaders led the calls to remove the Confederate flag from its prominent place on the the state capitol grounds.

But there has been little if any action to limit the weapons that caused the deaths. Citizens should be asking whether the leadership of National...