Simple math: more guns = more deaths
In response to “NC death toll from guns hits highest level in 35 years” (March 7):
The math looks pretty simple. More guns equals more gun deaths. It’s a no-brainer. It is long past time lawmakers got off their sorry duffs and did something about it.
Say, I have an idea. In keeping with the Second Amendment, why don’t we require all gun owners to belong to a well-regulated militia? They could wear nifty uniforms and march around in the woods with their guns on the weekends.
Never miss a local story.
Greta West, Charlotte
Obama to blame for rise in gun ownership
Obama to blame for rise in gun ownership
It appears you’ve forgotten who was in office in 2016 and before, and who did not support our men in blue. Considering President Obama’s policies on gun sales and permits, it’s no wonder the numbers went up by record amounts.
Melton Hope, Granite Falls
Follow the logic on N.C. gun deaths
Nearly a quarter million concealed carry permits issued over three years. More people died from gun deaths. And experts are not sure why the numbers are rising?
Chris Jackson, Matthews
Return to curfews, single-sex dorms
In response to “Ex-student sues school over harassment she says drove her to suicide attempt” (March 8):
There is a very simple way to decrease sexual harassment “problems” on college campuses:
Do away with co-ed dorms and bring back curfews.
Bill Lane, Polkville
Make influence peddling illegal
I challenge you to think of a recent issue that has not been decided by “he who contributes the most.”
Of course the donors are not breaking any laws – because our lawmakers passed the laws that benefit them and their parties!
I submit that all lobbying, and all influence-peddling, in whatever form it takes, be made illegal and stopped immediately.
Otherwise, our rights will continue to be stripped from our democracy and we’ll continue down this path of “corporatocracy” to the ultimate demise of this incredible nation and of our beautiful planet.
Gerry Randolph, Rock Hill
What planet was your ’60s school on?
In response to “What is missing in our classrooms” (March 7 Forum):
I’m wondering what parallel universe Forum writer Ronald Kohl lived in, or if he perhaps went to a private religious school instead of a public school?
Due to the original Constitution of our great nation, the separation of church and state is required, and neither the Ten Commandments, nor religious prayer, was ever in any school I attended or knew about.
We did recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning. When I was in school the important word in the pledge was “indivisible.” The words “under God” were added later.
With all the divisiveness going on in our country today, I wish we would re-emphasize “indivisible”!
Jean Wilson, Charlotte
Trump is doing exactly as promised
In response to “This is a dumpster fire of a presidency” (March 5 Forum):
Like so many on the left, Forum writer Mel Poole is completely blinded by his hate for President Trump.
Unlike presidents before him, Trump is doing exactly what he campaigned on. He lowered taxes, is strengthening the economy and the military, has significantly cut illegal immigration – and he has just finished his first year.
Unfortunately for Poole and others on the left, the choice is not Trump or Pence. President Trump won the election and he is your president. Many conservatives would have taken Biden over Obama, but that’s not how it works.
Tripp Cherry, Charlotte
Charlotte developers seem to be in charge
In response to “Changing development rules leave city leaders confused: ‘It’s still very muddled.’ ” (March 7):
Only in government would it take more than two years to come up with new zoning rules. If it were not so sad, it would be laughable.
In the meantime, the citizens are being subjected to some of the worst looking developments ever seen, such as the Waverly project on Providence Road.
It really appears to me that developers are just telling Charlotte City Council what they’re going to do and they receive approval.
Dick Meyer, Charlotte