Biggest Month in Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program History

I enjoy volunteering time to teach gun and hunting safety. I’ve written and spoken about the NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe program many times. That’s why I’m excited to share this great news with you!

July 2018 Marks Biggest Month in Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program History

MAC WordPress Feature (7)FAIRFAX, Va. – The NRA Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program reached another milestone in its 30th anniversary year, as the program fulfilled more requests for Eddie Eagle program materials in the month of July 2018 than any other month in program history.

The NRA provided more than 250,000 Eddie Eagle student workbooks throughout July primarily to law enforcement agencies throughout the nation, many of whom will use the materials to teach firearm accident prevention during community events, such as the National Night Out ™ this summer.

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In the program’s three decades of outreach, more than 30 million children across the United States have learned NRA’s simple, effective firearm accident prevention principles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional firearm fatalities among children of the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program’s targeted age group have declined almost 80 percent since the program’s debut.

Created in 1988 by NRA Past President Marion P. Hammer, the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program is a gun accident prevention program developed by a task force made up of educators, school administrators, curriculum specialists, urban housing safety officials, clinical psychologists, law enforcement officials and National Rifle Association firearm safety experts. The program was founded with one mission: to teach children four simple, easy to remember steps so they know what to do if they ever come across a gun — STOP! Don’t Touch. Run Away. Tell a Grownup.

Impacting approximately a million children a year, the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program has been utilized by more than 28,000 schools, law enforcement agencies, and civic groups. The governors of 26 states have signed resolutions recommending that the program be used in their school systems and the legislatures of 25 states passed resolutions recommending the use of the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program.

Funds raised through Friends of NRA and distributed through The NRA Foundation enable schools and police departments to teach the program at minimal or no cost. The NRA encourages citizens nationwide to participate in heightening gun accident prevention awareness within their local communities. School administrators and faculty, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, and others interested in more information about the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program should contact the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program by email at or call (800) 231-0752. Parents can visit to begin learning today!

About the National Rifle Association

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Nearly six million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit

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Shiny Nickel-Plated Revolver by Crosman

My friend Dan and I were drawn, like moths drawn to a porch light, to a shiny nickel-plated revolver. Just over a week ago I loaded up my car and traveled to the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) annual conference in Shreveport, LA. The conference is a time for networking, learning, and product presentations by Corporate Sponsors, one of which brought this beautiful gun.

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During the trip to the conference, I carried my Remington RM380 handgun. The  Concealed Carry Reciprocity laws, set by the states through which I traveled, provided the opportunity to have a little security alongside.

I admit I don’t always carry a gun for protection. I sometimes carry for hunting and for target shooting. That leads me to admire a variety of firearms. This adoration began at a young age. At five-years-old, I learned about firearms and safety. My dad wanted my older brother and me to be safe around guns, so he took it upon himself to educate the two of us.

Dad got my brother his first gun right around that time. I don’t recall the make or model of my big bro’s gun, but what I do remember is that it’s a handgun that had a CO2 cartridge in the grip and shot pellets. His new gun wouldn’t be used for self-defense purposes. Regardless of the cartridges it expelled, safety became a priority. We learned all about the rules that came with this object.

Back to the shiny nickel-plated revolver, which captured my eye, drew me in and brought on some nostalgia.

It looks as though I have more than one gun in this picture, but the shiny six-shooter’s on my left hip.

Back in the day, let’s go way back to a three years old who could be caught carrying her little six-shooters in a holster around her waist. I grew up in a rural town in Southern Colorado. A town which some still refer to as the “Wild West.” In fact, John Wayne movies have even been filmed here. That being said, any gal that lives in the “Wild West” should have a revolver, right?

I liked revolvers as a toddler, and I still covet them today. Imagine my eyes as I saw the Remington 1875 replica laying upon the Crosman table at POMA’s Corporate Partner evening. The faux ivory handles and overall authentic look had my attention. I asked Crosman’s Jason Reid to tell me more about it, and then made a plan to examine it at the range the next day.

The replica 1875 is a single action revolver. The Crosman airgun is CO2 driven and discharges BB’s or pellets. It’s a fully functional gun, which has an operable cylinder that holds six realistic cartridges. The grips have an ivory look and are used to contain the CO2 cartridges, just like my bother’s old gun.

My brother’s air-gun had the look of a semi-automatic handgun. He would pull back the slide, place a pellet in and it was ready to fire. This Remington 1875 revolver comes with ammunition-shaped replica cartridges. You load the pellets or BB’s in the rear, where a primer would be on a live round, and place them in the cylinder’s chambers, close the chamber, and you’re ready to go.

I enjoyed shooting this airgun because it really helped me pay attention to my grip and form. I teach new students and would love to have this to help them. There is absolutely no recoil, and if you’ve developed the bad habit of a flinch, it’ll show, or at least make you aware as you shoot. If you’re looking for a fun little shooter, which a newbie, youngster, or old hack will love, check out Crosman’s Remington 1875.

My dad knew that introducing my brother to the responsibility of gun handling would be manageable with his first air-gun. It taught us a lifetime of responsibility, respect, and safety. If you’re looking for a fun little shooter, which a newbie, youngster, or old hack will enjoy, check out Crosman’s Remington 1875.

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CO2 Powered BB/Pellet Revolver (Model: RR1875) MSRP $139.99
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Summer Camps to Area Children Trinidad, Colorado

Trinidad Lake State Park offers summer camps to area children

CPW_SiteLogoTRINIDAD, Colo. – Registration is underway for the 2nd Annual Trinidad Lake State Park Summer Camp program.

The park will offer two weeks of camps for children ages 7-11 in its Junior Explorer Program.

The first camp is scheduled June 26-30 and it will include hiking, archery, pond studies and fishing. Campers will learn about plants and wildlife as well as archaeology and paleontology. They will learn how to read a map and compass, too.

Sessions during each week will teach outdoor survival and water safety as well as how to protect our ecosystem and team-building exercises.


The camps are a great opportunity for kids to learn about environmental stewardship and make new friends.

The camps run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day and cost $20 per child. A lunch is provided. Scholarships are available for low-income families.

The second week-long session is scheduled July 17-21.

Anyone interested in the first session should register no later than June 12 by calling the park at 719-846-6951. Hurry because space is limited.

CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW’s work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.

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Instagram Live Feeds and Empowering Others with Firearms Education

armed-lutheran-radio-featuring-mia-anstineWith all this news about live feeds and social media, there are issues I have to address. On this week’s episode of Armed Lutheran Radio, host Lloyd Bailey and I both address a firearms incident, which could have been prevented.

This is an incident, which I’m really sad and heartbroken about. It’s one that I have told many stories about. I’ve talked about it in firearms classes. I’ve talked about it to friends who own and who don’t own guns. It’s a topic that I have to address again.

This is an issue that is very very important, and what I’m talking about is an incident where a 13-year-old shot and killed himself on Instagram live.  I talked, and talked, and talked about how we need to teach everybody the rules of firearm safety. This is why. The news reports say that this young man had a firearm, that he apparently got from another friend. His mother had no idea that he had the gun and did not know how he got it.



If you teach your children the rules of firearm safety, they would know to treat every gun as though it’s always loaded.


All guns are always loaded at all times; even if you think they’re not loaded.

Here is the scenario. This kid is on Instagram live. His friends are watching him. He’s got this gun in his hands and talking about it to the viewers. The kids are commenting on the live feed, and one asks why isn’t there a “clip” in the gun. (We all know it’s a magazine this is another reason to take a firearms class, to learn the terminology.) Regardless of what terms were use, we always treat all guns as they are they are always loaded, with or without a magazine inserted.

Listening to his viewers, the young man puts the magazine into the gun, at which time he shoots himself. They label this an “accident,” but this is not an accident. It’s an incident that could have been prevented. If he had known the four rules of firearm safety this tragedy never would have happened.

  • All guns are always loaded.

  • Never let the muzzle cover anything you’re not willing to destroy. I.E., yourself. Never point the muzzle at yourself.

  • Keep your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard until you’re ready to shoot. How many of you are already shooters? You know guns are designed to have your finger go on the trigger. After classes and practice, you’ve learned to keep your finger off the trigger. How many new shooters have you seen, when picking up a firearm for the first time, put their finger right on the trigger? Take a class. Learn. Practice.

  • Be sure of the target and what is behind it. In this instance, there wasn’t necessarily a target he simply violated the prior three rules.

Guns are not toys. They are not games.

My plea to all of you is please go out and mentor others. Encourage people to learn about firearms safety. Even if they don’t have a gun in their house, as with this instance, they need to know how to handle a gun. Teach parents to empower their children by educating them that guns are not toys. They are not games. They are not something that should be fooled around with on social media or anytime at all.

This young man shot himself on a live feed, while other friends were watching. His mother was outside and heard a loud bang. She ran into the house and had to kick her son’s bedroom door open. She found her 13-year-old son dead.  Shortly after youngsters were pounding at her door because they had seen the event play out, live on social media.

We all have got to teach other people about these types of situations. The NRA’s Eddie Eagle program is a great place to start. It teaches youngsters that if they see a gun not to touch it. They need to go find an adult and let them know. All children should know this.

We have to share it we have to spread the word. Say a prayer for this young man’s family because this was a tragedy no accident.

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Defensive Handgun, Self-Awareness, Firearms Classes

mac-outdoors-1400Episode 008 – Defensive Handgun, Self-Awareness and Firearms Classes. All of that this week on the MAC Outdoors podcast. The mother-daughter duo chats about Lea’s trip to Gunsite Academy with Remington Arms Company. Learn more about the experience and why you should take a Defensive Handgun class.



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Tune in each week as the dynamic mother/daughter duo share their adventures. You’ll find tips, tricks, lessons and tales from the trail. Mia is a mom, hunting guide, writer and vlogger who lives on a ranch in Colorado. Her daughter, Lea, also a guide, is a passionate young hunter who’s finishing high school and prepping for the journey to college. TUNE IN because you never know what obstacles and inspiration they’ll encounter as they head outside for new adventures.

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National Junior Olympic Opportunity Awaits

National Junior Olympic Opportunity Awaits 759 Shooting Sports Enthusiasts
There’s few things that mean more to youth across America participating in the shooting sports than the opportunity to compete in the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships (NJOSC).  Well, those 2017 presents got unveiled earlier today with first round invites being sent out by USA Shooting to attend the annual April event in Colorado Springs.

“Competing in the Junior Olympics was what sparked my desire to compete both collegiately and in the Olympics,” said 2012 Olympian Amanda Furrer, who recounts competing in at least eight NJOSCs. I grew amazing friendships at the match and learned a lot about myself as a competitor. When I look back on my shooting career, I always remember the fun times I had and the goals I achieved at the Junior Olympics.”

Junior Olympic Invitations were sent to 759 athletes representing 49 states. They were selected following championship competition at the state level which totaled 2,568 competitors. The NJOSC will feature the top 30 percent of all competitors in 2017 and will feature Invitees that either won their state championship or were selected based on a score they attained.  The competitors range in age from 10 to 20 years old, and are classified according to age as J1 (ages 18-20), J2 (ages 15-17) or J3 (ages 14 and younger).


Top scoring qualifiers in each of the eight contested disciplines include five current National Junior Team members. Top qualifiers included: National Junior Team member Emily Stith (Colorado Springs, Colorado) in Women’s Air Rifle with a score of 397; National Junior Team member Elizabeth Marsh (Searcy, Arkansas) in Women’s Smallbore (.22 caliber) Rifle with a score of 584; Yulong Jones (Germantown, Maryland) in Women’s Air Pistol with a score of 370; National Junior Team member Sarah Choe (Los Angeles, California) in Women’s Sport Pistol with a score of 572; National Junior Team member Spencer Cap (Cranbury, New Jersey) in Men’s Air Rifle with a score of 595; Trace Haynes (Hazlehurst, Georgia), Elijah Larimer (Arvada, Colorado) and Peter Fiori, Jr. (Lebanon, New Jersey) in Men’s Smallbore Rifle with identical scores of 583; National Junior Team member Antonio Gross (Ontario, New York) in Men’s Air Pistol with a score of 560; and Tony Chung (Diamond Bar, California) in Men’s Sport Pistol with a score of 570.

Reigning Olympic gold medalist Ginny Thrasher (Springfield, Virginia) will participate as well in her last year before aging out of Junior Olympic eligibility.  Thrasher was a 2015 NJOSC bronze medalist in Women’s Smallbore Rifle. Thrasher, who turns 20 next Tuesday, earned both individual NCAA titles last year at West Virginia University followed by the dramatic air rifle gold medal she claimed on the first day of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.



Bolstered by a tremendous showing of National Training Center (NTC) Junior Club with 32 total invites for 26 athletes, the Centennial State of Colorado gets state bragging rights with 56 invitees, followed by Pennsylvania (53) and Texas (50). A pair of 10-year-old female shooters earn the distinction as the youngest participants in the field with Abigail Donald (Missoula, Montana) set to compete in Air Rifle and Annabell Yi (Diamond Bar, California) awarded an invite in Air Pistol. They are among a group of 55 invites awarded to J3 athletes (14 years and younger). 

Check the complete list of 2017 NJOSC Invites here: 

Men’s Rifle Invites | Women’s Rifle Invites | Pistol Invites 

The 17-day spectacle of youth shooting begins Saturday, April 8 with Men’s Rifle, which leads into Women’s Rifle beginning April 15 and concludes with the Junior Pistol program starting April 21. All competitions give athletes the opportunity to train and compete at the USA Shooting indoor ranges on location at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

2017 NJOSC Schedules

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When Should Your Children Learn About Firearms

This site is here because I like inspiring others, be it into the outdoors, hunting, shooting, mentoring, cooking or other activities. Today I want to share a tip about encouraging youngsters and when it’s appropriate to teach them about firearms.

Many of us own guns for various reasons. I like to collect them. My aunt has hers for protection. Then, my friend Josie likes to compete with hers. Lanny competes and hunts with them. Regardless of the reason, there are some things to consider before we include our children.

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I’m not much of a competitor, but my daughter partakes in shotgun sports. This week her team, Los Gatos Negros, took first place in their fall league series at the trap range. Her team is comprised of five members. She’s the youngest and the only girl. It’s inspiring to see the team captain, Jimmy, a man who’s not quite of retirement age yet, put together a team where he can mentor and encourage youngsters to take up shooting.

The other three members of the team include a gentleman near Jimmy’s age, a man who’s probably a youngster, like me, and then another boy who’s near Lea’s age. You see, there’s a whole gamut of generations out there, and they all come together to shoot guns.

That leads me to a conversation last week at our church’s book club meeting. A couple parents asked a very common question. “What age should I teach my children to shoot?”teaching-firearm-safety-to-young-children-mia-anstine-photo

In my experience as a shooting instructor I most often, along with my husband and daughter, teach children safety and then how to shoot. Let me tell you some of my thoughts and experiences on the matter of what age kids should learn to use guns, but first, a few questions.

Click to download – Parent’s Q&A Checklist for Teaching Children About Firearms

At what age did you learn to shoot? I learned to shoot at five-years-old. Is this an appropriate age? You know your children, their capabilities and how mature they are better than anyone else. Do you think they’re old enough to begin handling a firearm?

I learned to shoot at five years old because my dad wanted to make sure my brother and I were safe. My brother was ten, and he and my dad were beginning to hunt together. My dad wanted both of us to know that guns are not toys.

Was I of age to go hunting? According to some state laws, no, but that’s not what the shooting lesson was about. It was about safety. He wanted to make sure his family was safe. He knew I’d see my brother with a gun, and he had to eliminate my lack of knowledge to get a jump on curiosity.

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How mature is your child?

Is your child attentive?

Does your child follow the rules and show signs of respect?

All of these questions need to be considered when you’re deciding what your child should learn about firearms, but there’s more.

You have guns in the house. Are they locked up? If you need trigger locks or other means of safely storing your firearms, you can look to NSSF’s Project Childsafe for help. Never rely on a hiding spot for your gun. What game did you first learn to play? Yep. Hide and Seek. Do you think your children aren’t going to be good at this game?


Have you ever thought about what your child will do if they’re at a friend’s house and they come across a gun? A great place to start teaching a youngster about guns is with NRA’s Eddie Eagle program. If you’d like a workbook, click here.

You should teach your children safety, way before you give them the hands-on of a firearms experience. Ultimately, the choice is yours. It’s up to you. As I said, you know your children better than anyone else, and you should be able to decide. And, just as with a treat at the store, it is okay to say, “No” if they’re not ready, they’re not ready.

Teaching your children is a bonding experience and one that is empowering to them. Once you’ve made up your mind to get them to the range for live-fire, and always remember to focus on safety.

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SSSF Donates $44,000 to Scholastic Pistol Program Teams

SSSF Donates $44,000 to MidwayUSA Foundation for Scholastic Pistol Program Teams

Scholastic-Pistol-ProgramSAN ANTONIO, Texas (October 20, 2014) – Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) made contributions totaling $44,000 last week to the MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. endowment accounts of 14 Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) teams. The teams earned the endowment funds while competing in the Massachusetts State SPP Match on September 13 and the SPP Northeast Fall Regional Match on October 4.

The contributions for September and October bring SPP’s total donations to $407,150 to date in 2014. SPP expects to contribute at least $480,000 in total for 2014 through state, regional, and national championship events.

SSSF contributes the funds on behalf of the teams to the MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Account Program, which was created to provide sustained financial support for youth shooting teams. SPP teams are awarded endowment funds through participation in sanctioned shoots. Teams with an endowment account can draw an annual grant to help offset team expenses, such as registration fees, equipment costs, and travel.

“The MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Account Program has been a great asset in building youth shooting teams,” said Scott Moore, SPP Director. “This program also requires the athletes to work toward goals, which is part of the great character-building aspect of the Scholastic Pistol Program and Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation.”

The teams whose endowment accounts received funds for September and October are:

Massachusetts State Match

United States Military Academy – Pistol Program  (NY)
Venturing Crew 556 (NH)
University of New Hampshire – Main Campus (NH)
Fin, Fur and Feather Club  (MA)
Holyoke Revolver Club Steel Shooters (MA)

Northeast Fall Regional Match

United States Military Academy – Pistol Program (NY)
Crew 70 (ME)
Crew 357 (ME)
Crew 51 (ME)
University of Vermont (VT)
University of New Hampshire – Main Campus (NH)
Crew 401 (ME)
Crew 1675 (ME)
Crew 556 (NH)

About Scholastic Pistol Program

SPP is supported, in part, by founding partners GLOCK, Smith & Wesson, Action Target, and Larry and Brenda Potterfield of MidwayUSA. Additional partners include Atlanta Arms & Ammunition, Browning, GT Targets, NextLevel Training, PACT Timers, Pro Ears, Remington Arms, Rudy Project, Ruger, SIG SAUER Academy, Tactical Solutions, and Winchester Ammunition, among others.

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) across the United States. SCTP and SPP are youth development programs, originally developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), in which adult coaches and volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.

To learn more about SCTP or SPP, call 210-448-8946 or visit


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Mia & LG at the WON – 10 items to include in your child’s range bag

10 items to include in your child’s range bag

Posted by: Mia Anstine , August 8, 2014

After taking the initiative to teach your little guy or gal responsibility by introducing him or her to shooting, your next step can be teaching independence. Give your child 1 item to be responsible for – his or her very own range bag

Below are 10 “must haves” for your little one’s range bag.




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Mia & the Little Gal is sponsored by Girls With Guns Clothing
  1. Shooting muffs – Every child needs hearing protection on the range. It would be simple to throw a pair of foam earplugs into your child’s range bag, but those aren’t sufficient protection from the percussion generated by most firearms. LG and I recommend investing in…..

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New Executive Director of Kids & Clays Foundation

Kids-and-ClaysEvergreen Park, Illinois (July 31, 2014) – Bill Keyser, president of Kids & Clays Foundation benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities, is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Jeanneret as its Executive Director of the Foundation.

“The Board of Directors went through an extensive process to search for the most qualified candidate to lead the Foundation into the future,” said Keyser. “Doug’s expertise and experience are exactly what we need to continue to fulfill our mission and to grow our Foundation within the shooting industry and the communities it serves.”

Jeanneret most recently worked for the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) as Vice President of Marketing. He began his career with USSA in 1995 as Director of Field Services.  In 1999, he became the Director of Communications and in 2005 was promoted to Vice President of Marketing.

Doug Jeanneret
Doug Jeanneret

Before USSA he spent five years with the Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Soybean Association as Media Relations and Communications Director. Prior to that, he worked approximately eight years for the Ohio Division of Wildlife in fisheries management.

“This is a great opportunity for me as it combines two of my passions toward one very important goal,” said Jeanneret. “I welcome the chance to help children and their families improve their lives while utilizing the generosity of the outdoor industry to make it possible. I certainly look forward to the challenge.”

Since its inception in 1999, the Kids & Clays Foundation has netted over $11 million to benefit Ronald McDonald Houses.  The Houses provide a “home away from home” atmosphere for thousands of families every night during their time of need enabling them to be close to their sick or injured child.

The Foundation fulfills its mission of “shooting to improve children’s lives” by partnering with shooting sports enthusiasts and companies to generate funds to support Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms, and Mobile Medical Units. It is the Charity of Choice of the National Sporting Clay Association, the Amateur Trapshooting Association, and the National Skeet Shooting Association.

Jeanneret holds degrees in wildlife management, environmental communications and a master’s degree in public relations.  He is an avid shooter and outdoor enthusiast. He and his spouse Sharon have two children and reside near Columbus, Ohio.


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