NRA agenda outdated; guns too easy to get and laws must change
Once again the NRA wraps itself in the American flag and portrays its members as the moral few.
I agree there is too much violence in movies and video games, but it’s the NRA’s “rights at any cost” viewpoint that needs changing first.
Eighty-five percent of people killed in this country are killed by someone they know. Bottom line: Getting a gun is too easy and more sensible/reasonable barriers to gun ownership are needed.
It is past time for our elected leaders to develop a collective backbone and stand up to the NRA and their outdated agenda.
In response to “Meet Pat McCrory, leading member of the Pope administration” (Dec. 21 Opinion):
Elections have consequences and Fitzsimon just doesn’t like them
Op-Ed writer Chris Fitzsimon takes great pleasure in denigrating Art Pope and newly elected N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory for having political beliefs different than his.
He uses the words “polarizing,” “shrill,” and “far-right” to emphasize his disagreement and to reprimand those of us who voted for McCrory.
What Mr. Fitzsimon has accomplished is to tell us how abusive leftists are when they don’t get their way. His is a mean-spirited letter to which many will respond: “Elections have consequences.”
Voters will tire of GOP leaders who won’t stand up to NRA, Norquist
The current vacuous hole of Republican leadership – whose members are scared to speak their minds before Grover Norquist or the NRA – only ensures the Democrats will take over the House and increase their lead in the Senate.
Does our country really want so-called Republican leaders who remain silent regarding assault weapons and 30-round magazines until the NRA speaks? Or Republican leaders who defer to Norquist?
Stand up, speak your mind and be a leader instead of remaining silent just so you can keep your job.
Do-nothing Congress gets a failing grade in this teacher’s grade book
As a veteran high school civics and government teacher I feel qualified to give Congress an “F” on their final report of the year.
The project was late, incomplete, and did not follow any of the instructions.
I will remember this when I get ready to write letters of recommendations for their future – my vote will be for people who can get the work of Congress done.
In response to “Belmont Abbey gets birth-control law pass” (Dec. 20):
Judges recognized an assault
on religion when they saw it
How generous of you to place this story on the front of the second section of today’s Observer. Were you afraid to give the story the same front page, above the fold splash, when Belmont Abbey filed suit against the Obama administration?
To call the wisdom of the judges a “pass” is an insult. This implies generosity on the part of the court when there was no such intent.
You should be ashamed. Your editorial bias clearly shows.
Richard J. Beck
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