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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the editor: GOP doesn’t speak for us on gun laws

If you read Joe Scarborough’s Oct. 9 column, “Congress refuses to have gun debate in wake of unprecedented toll,” and took issue with any part of it, I’d suggest you’re part of the problem.

The first reaction to the tragedy from the gun manufacturers was to cash in on the situation. Right after the tragedy, the cost of a bump stock skyrocketed while its sales tripled.

In reality, the bump stock attachment turns a legal weapon into an illegal weapon. Speaker Paul Ryan says he didn’t even know bump stocks existed until this tragedy. So I have to wonder: Just who and how much money was spent by gun lobbyists to pay off those who would make them legal?

I’m tired of the Republican chant that Democrats want to take guns away. That’s a flat out lie. The Democrats are more closely aligned to the will of the people on this issue than any Republican has ever been. The Republicans can keep their phony prayers and hollow thoughts. The people want to see actions because they speak louder than words.

JEFFREY PITZEN

Northwood

 

Simple answer for Waniewski’s loss

I can explain Tom Waniewski’s loss in his run for mayor in one word: Kroger.

RICHARD M. REDER

Foxcroft Road

 

Religious right at war with women

Women’s sexuality and freedom to control their lives is the basis for “religious and moral” objections to birth control and abortion. 

I have never read a letter to the Readers’ Forum judging and condemning men who are responsible for unintended pregnancies, only the women.

Denying insurance coverage for contraception is just another bitter pill women are forced to swallow in the never-ending war on women by the Republican Party and the religious right in their endeavor to keep us second-class citizens.

SALLY J. KELLER

Sabra Road

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