Why isn’t Trump honoring the hero?
No thanks yet from President Trump for the hero who stopped the shooter at Waffle House a week ago. More would have been killed if a young black man had not “barehandedly” disarmed the shooter in the manner Trump had previously bragged he would do.
Lloyd Weichinger, Waxhaw
Don’t treat guns differently
To be consistent, shouldn’t you call it “car violence” when someone deliberately kills people by running over them with a vehicle? If not, please stop using that idiotic propaganda term “gun violence.”
Mike Quinn, Hickory
The art of guns isn’t always understood
In response to “What do you do with your AR-15s?” (April 25 Forum):
Some folks like Forum writer Watson Burts just don’t understand the many appeals of guns. I have some I will never fire and still love as much as ones I will wear out. Firearms are mechanical art. Some of us enjoy how they look, feel and smell.
Guns are art we can take to the range or field and enjoy how they function. I have poked a million holes in paper and will do so until I die. That is fun to many of us. AR-15s are fine for hunting. But I suggest one chambered for a much larger, more powerful bullet to make a clean kill and save meat. Some folks just don’t understand firearms. I don’t understand all the art I see.
Alan Dockery, Newton
Technology isn’t accessible to all
In response to “Get used to handling business online” (April 25 Forum):
While I agree that complaining about a lack of an envelope from the DMV is a silly complaint, I take Forum writer Ken May to task for his letter. I think he forgets that there arebright, sharp, older adults in the 80-100 year old range who still manage their own finances and pay their own bills. This wonderful generation has seen tremendous change in their lifetime and makes great efforts at adapting.
Unfortunately, paying bills online is hard for many. Visual decline and poor finger dexterity often make computer work challenging. Not to mention those who cannot afford today’s computer/internet costs. Mr. May’s comments lacked compassion.
Ann Moore, Charlotte
No leg to stand on, supporting Trump
In response to “Steyer wants to turn NC into California” (April 22 Forum):
Forum writer Jean Fitzsimmons, you have every right to choose whom you do, and don’t, vote for. However, when you give your reasons for not voting for Democrats “because they are led by rich, arrogant, ... elitists ... who think they are better than us...,” I have to wonder how you justify supporting someone who is everything you say you despise, while also being a consistent liar.
The current resident of the White House has repeatedly shown he places no positive value on truth, or on moral/ethical behavior. He is, in a true sense, an “anti-American.”
Mark Selleck, Waxhaw
Let conservatives speak up too
In response to “ ‘Bam, bam, bam!’ Principal injects herself into anti-gun walkout, rattles students” (April 25):
Talk about double standards! Leftist faculty and students routinely interrupt, heckle and shout down any speaker perceived to be delivering a conservative message. It occurs on college and high school campuses nationwide and is pretty much ignored by the mainstream media. But let someone inject a few polite and well-considered remarks into an anti-gun gathering and snowflakes melt and liberals’ hair catches fire.
There should be no retribution for Principal Jennifer Pearsall offering her counterpoint views on the subject of the peaceful use of guns in our culture.
Gary Ludwick, Huntersville
We shouldn’t allow discriminatory policy
It is heartening to see so much opposition to the Trump administration’s travel ban.
The Muslim Ban, while egregious and especially harmful to refugees seeking a safe home, is not the only policy of its kind. It is part of a long history of discrimination in this country. If upheld, it will continue to pave the way for more policies that harm already marginalized people. Those who have an agenda to harm one group of people will often harm others too – this is true with the Trump administration and N.C. General Assembly. Similar to HB2, the ban is an attempt to scapegoat an entire community. I hope we continue to challenge the racism of the Trump administration as well as racism in our own communities.