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Poll: Gun control or ‘right to bear arms’

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Fourteen killed in Aurora, Colo.

Three in Portland.

Now 20 young children and six adults at the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Conn., and just this morning in Birmingham,’s Jeremy Gray and Mia Watkins reported a gunman shot three people on the fifth floor of St. Vincent’s Hospital before he was killed.

The weapons in all four mass, public killings? Guns.

Our founding fathers wrote in The Bill of Rights that “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

But, as everyone who has ever argued over gun control knows, U.S. residents have debated ever since on whether it’s only the military, all citizens or a group “somewhere in between” who has a right to own a gun.

……. the rest of my column and a poll here: Tell me, Alabama: Gun control or “right to bear arms?” (Janita Poe, Poll)


Frustrated, post-election mood among Montgomery Republicans: Remember, it goes both ways

My column today (and 82 interesting comments and counting) in

— Janita Poe is Hub Director for The Alabama Media Group’s website in Montgomery. She periodically writes “Poe in the Gump,” a column about her life as a journalist in Montgomery. Follow Janita and her team on Twitter @alcomMontgomery  and like their Facebook fan page, in Montgomery.

I’m Montgomery Hub Director, ‘Poe in the Gump’ columnist for The Alabama Media Group

I’m Montgomery Hub Director, ‘Poe in the Gump’ columnist for The Alabama Media Group.

I’m Montgomery Hub Director, ‘Poe in the Gump’ columnist for The Alabama Media Group


I’ve made a move to Montgomery and I love it–the town and the job. Above is a picture, outside Cafe Louisa in the hip Cloverdale neighborhood, of me with my talented team.

I wear many hats as the Montgomery Hub Director for The Alabama Media Group but the one I probably enjoy the most is sharing my opinions and connecting with the River Region community in my ‘Poe in the Gump’ column.

Come check out our site, ( and my columns, when you have a chance! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow me @PoeCommunicate and our site @alcomMontgomery on Twitter. Thanks, everyone!


All Poe in the Gump columns and images: Poe in the Gump for

Individual columns here:

Meet our River Region Alabama Media Group team (Janita Poe)

My ties to Alabama’s new Freedom Riders Park, groundbreaking at 9 a.m. today (Janita Poe)

National Merit Semifinalists instill pride in Montgomery (Janita Poe)

Montgomery Half, 5k, 1-miler offer way to counter Alabama’s obesity problem (Janita Poe)

We’re the Alabama Media Group in Montgomery (Poe in the Gump)

Zombie Walk: Montgomery’s Mardi Gras? (Poe in the Gump)

Lynyrd Skynyrd rebel flag flap has me thinking: How do you define racism? (Poe in the Gump)

Hey Governor! Early retirement for state workers, teachers then what? (Poe in the Gump)

Will closing of Jubilee Cityfest leave a void? (Poe in the Gump)

Not your typical Montgomery newsperson (Poe in the Gump)

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