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Updated: March 1, 2013 6:11AM



No comparison when you
look at Reagan, Obama

Hey, David Casson, I can just imagine all the spittle from laughing that lands on the Opinion page after reading the rabble and idiotic ranting you and your like-minded liberal “people” spew.

But, let’s take presidents — Ronald Reagan for one. When he raised the debt, he did it in conjunction with creating more than 1 million jobs, cutting a lot of pork, strengthening our military and dropping unemployment to less than 5.5 percent.

Then, he was re-elected with the largest mandate the American people ever gave — the polar opposite of this ... wait ... I can hardly say it ... yuk ... president.

But you have him now, so keep track. I will. Let’s keep the real truth about what’s going on; don’t just sit and stare at your keyboard. If you hear or read something you know is not true, then join me and expose it. But, make sure you can prove it.

I can!

Larry Lucas

Hobart

It’s not gangbangers and
mentally ill killing people

We have a problem in America when it comes to guns and crime.

First, let me say neither gangbangers nor mentally ill people shot former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords or those children at school and in the theater. It was average white people who turned those legal store-bought weapons on their fellow man. They planned it and executed it as any professional killer would.

Yet, society comes to their rescue, stating they have mental issues. Point — Who doesn’t have issues with authority?

So, we go into this big debate about what measures can be taken in light of these killings. Instead of addressing the issue in the open, the finger goes back to the gangbangers and the mentally ill.

Our elected leaders closed the mental health facilities and started sending them to jail instead to use as labor in the prison sweat shops. That’s where the jobs are.

Now comes the gangbanger, who has no chance of getting out of a fixed environment, where violence is a natural occurrence. Yet, they are given guns and drugs to carry out the mission of a society gone wild. From where do the guns come?

Poor people don’t make guns, nor do they have the means to deliver drugs into America. When we find the answer to those questions, we can be real with guns. But, until then, we need to find a reasonable solution. I think I have one.

1. Place a freeze on the manufacturing of any new weapons for public use, other than for our military and police.

2. Mandate a background check on people purchasing guns, and have them bring proof from a licensed doctor to the gun dealer they have no mental illness.

3. Any new weapons that will be released to the public must have printed hand protection, so only the owner can fire the weapon.

4. Have the National Rifle Association pay for these measures, if its members want to keep their Second Amendment rights.

Roy Roddy

Gary



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