"91-55-X Military Rifle from Operation Desert Storm" image by U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command
My latest Suite 101 article is more of a news item than usual, although I was clever enough to create a channel for Mennonites "...still making history in current events.

"Why did the NRA Take Aim at Mennonite Central Committee?" digs into a story carried in a mainstream Mennonite news article, and reports a later reaction from MCC staff people.

While promoting this article in my DeHaan Services blog, "NRA Battles MCC over Anti-Gun Lobbying" moves on to my own Canadian Mennonite perspective that notes how the Bible might view gun control and pacifism.

One Disarming Writing Tip

When writing a news article, seek a quote from an eyewitness or a participant. If it's something more long-lasting, such as a recipe or a product review, you can still try to quote an expert or a tester.

It's certainly possible to write articles based on careful research into the available literature, but this disarming writing tip is to pursue at least one enlightening quotation.

At the very least, an exclusive quote will give your article one unique sentence that no-one else can supply. For the MCC versus NRA story, I was first with a quote about the third organization that linked these very different groups together in the original NRA IRL list. (And you have to read my main
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there is a greater need to control rifle, there is a very large number of rifles and it is prompting rifles.


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