Your Views for December 26


Control the guns

A tale of two schools: In Connecticut, a man attacked a school. The result was 20 dead children and eight dead adults. A week earlier in China, a man attacked a school. The result was five injured children and two injured adults, but no fatalities.

The difference? In the U.S., the killer was easily able to get a military rifle designed to kill as many people as possible in the shortest possible time. In China, the attacker could not get a gun, so he used a machete.

There is a lesson there!

As to the National Rifle Association’s assertion that armed guards in every American school is the only answer, please note that there were two armed guards at Columbine High School when the deadly attacks took place there. They played no part in ending the carnage.

The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre said the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is by shooting him down. Suppose we didn’t let him get the gun in the first place?

Dan Lindsay

Hilo

Obama a ‘buffoon’

So President Obama and his family are here in Hawaii on their Christmas vacation. Wow. How exciting. And to think that while we middle class workers of America toil and labor to try to make ends meet while facing a looming financial crisis that will see us paying even more in taxes, our “fearless leader” is basking in the sun and playing with his family in a multimillion-dollar mansion with armed security and private chefs, all paid for with OUR tax dollars.

While he and his family eat prime rib and gourmet meals, the rest of us get by with Vienna Sausage and saimin. While he rides around in a limo with dozens of armed escorts, the rest of us struggle to pay for every drop of gas just so we can get to work. While he and his family sit around and laugh and play, the rest of us work two jobs or more as the dark clouds of increased income taxes looms over our heads. While his motorcades stop traffic whenever he feels like going out to meet with some wealthy campaign donor, the unwashed masses who voted for him sit in the traffic jams he creates as they stress over the appointments they are trying to get to.

Congratulations, Democrats, for electing this elitist buffoon!

Shawn Lathrop

Waikoloa

 

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