Before an editor writes an opinion, I would hope he or she would do a little more research than just watching a “CBS This Morning” report on Active Shooters....
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The cost of airfares has taken off and the price of gas is steadily declining, making travel by car the way to go this holiday season.
According to the a recent Wall Street Journal story, airfares on tickets sold for Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks have risen 9.4 and 7.3 percent, respectively, compared with last year. On the other hand, CNN Money reports that gas prices are falling with nearly 20 percent of gas stations nationwide charging less than $3 per gallon.
Going by car to your holiday destination offers a number of practical advantages. You can come and go as you please, pack as much as you want, avoid long ticket counter and security lines and better enjoy the ride. Because a family of four can travel 1,000 miles round-trip by car for about the cost of one airline ticket, driving is the sensible economic option.
The Car Care Council recommends a pre-trip vehicle inspection to avoid the unexpected cost and inconvenience of breaking down miles away from home. For more information, visit www.carcare.org and check out the free digital Car Care Guide.
Car Care Council
Once again, an uninformed media calls out for more gun laws. The editorial (Nov. 13) would have the reader believe that banning certain types of weapons and expanding background checks would serve to protect them, that the NRA controls politicians.
An assault weapon, by definition, is capable of discharging multiple rounds of ammo with one pull of the trigger, and in most cases are illegal to own by most U.S. citizens. In order to own this type of weapon, special license and permits are required.
As for adding more gun laws to make us safer? If this were true, the city of Chicago would be the safest in the country. But in fact, it has the highest murder rate. Chicago also boasts the lowest conviction rate of violent criminals.
Politicians are not afraid of the NRA. They are, however, afraid of the voters who will put them out of a job, as seen in the great state of Colorado.
I do agree there is a plague in the United States – that is irresponsible journalism. Keep in mind, if what the editorial referred to as assault weapons are banned, only Mexican drug cartels who buy from Eric Holder will have them.
Dick Fornear Jr.
The greatness of this country is based in large part on the freedom given by those who fought for it. On Veterans Day, I attended the service for veterans, troops and first-responders at the First United Methodist Church. This was the 12th year I did so.
This is not a program promoting politicians, religion or where to shop. This is a program created by a veteran, Chuck Kolsosky, and several volunteers who want only to say thank you to men and women who work side by side daily and allow us to enjoy our freedoms.
I write this to say if you have not attended this one-hour program, please mark it on your calendar for Veterans Day in 2014. I am a senior citizen in the winter of my life. My grandfather, father, brother, four uncles and my niece gave years to the service of our country. An uncle gave his life as a flight surgeon. They, and others like them, are the reason I enjoy my freedoms as an American. God has blessed us.
Susan Bell Rossero
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