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From the N&O in Raleigh

Discussion in 'Carolina Glockers' started by Dinky, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Dinky

    Dinky Numpty

    May 22, 2003
    Two letters from the opinion page of the News and Observer in Raleigh, NC

    A month of violence

    With otherwise positive headwinds blowing throughout the nation, it seems like an unusually bloody February.

    FEB. 2: A gunman kills five people in a Chicago store robbery.
    FEB. 3: A gunman kills three people after an argument in a Largo, Md., restaurant.
    FEB. 7: An enraged citizen shoots and kills five people at a city council meeting in Kirkwood, Mo.
    FEB. 7: A gunman kills a Los Angeles police officer and kills three family members in his home.
    FEB. 8: A student with a gun kills two fellow students and then herself in a classroom of a Baton Rouge, La., vocational college.
    FEB. 14: A student with three guns goes on a shooting rampage at Northern Illinois University in Chicago, killing six.
    Question to Second Amendment enthusiasts: What's really going on here ?
    Bruce E. Lightner
    Chairman, Martin Luther King Committee, Inc. Raleigh

    A gun's proper use

    In response to the Feb. 22 letter regarding gun violence, I submit the following using almost the same dates the writer did.

    FEB. 1: Four Las Vegas residents held two invaders at bay with shotguns when the men attempted to assault and rape the females in the house.
    FEB. 4: A would-be Philadelphia robber was arrested when police followed his trail of blood after he was shot by the owner of the store.
    FEB. 7: A Houston man shot and killed a robber who approached him in a grocery store parking lot and demanded money at gun-point.
    FEB. 7: A Houston office supply business owner shot and killed a burglar who was attempting to break into the closed store at midnight.
    FEB. 8: In Jackson, Miss., a store clerk closing for the night shot a robber who confronted him at the clerk's car.
    FEB. 14: A Dallas man shot one of three burglars attempting to rob his house when he surprised them in the act. The injured burglar was later arrested at the local hospital.
    For every instance the writer can produce highlighting a gun's improper use, I can produce an example showing the proper use of firearms.

    Blake Long Clayton

  2. johes


    May 17, 2005
    North Carolina
    Dinky, the pro-gun writer goes to church where I do. I shook his hand today and thanked him for standing up for us gun owners. Joe

  3. MrsKitty


    Mar 23, 2003
    Shake his hand again and thank him for me, too, please. :)
  4. johes


    May 17, 2005
    North Carolina

    Will do.