Letters to editor

Gun ban won’t stop crimes

By From page A8 | April 14, 2014

Once again, a craven coward revealed himself. This coward chose to attack his victims where he knew they had no way of defending themselves.

Everyone in the military knows that only Military Police carry weapons on a base, therefore his prey are like children in schools or patrons in a theater. I don’t buy the defense that he was not in his right mind. He had the presence of mind to sneak the gun onto Fort Hood and not following regulations for registering his weapon with the military as all are required to do.

This again points out the folly of the liberal argument that all guns should be banned. On base, all weapons are banned with the exception of their Military Police. This is not unlike the city of Chicago, where the problem of gun violence is so very high. I do wonder how many of these banned guns are connected to the Fast and Furious scheme.

In the best of all possible worlds, we must recognize that we shall always have the problem of the mentally unbalanced, because they get to check a box saying they are mentally healthy. There are things we can do to minimize the effects caused by unwarranted gun use:

  • Conceal carry permits should be easier to obtain by trained, competent people.
  • People who carry out these horrendous acts should not be named by the media.
  • Craven cowards should be the name used by the media in their description of these perpetrators.

Rod Keck


Letter to the Editor


Discussion | 10 comments

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  • boomApril 14, 2014 - 12:44 am

    No one died at the school stabbing incident. Name the last time you heard of a gun incident at a school that has victims in the double digits and no one is dead.

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  • The MisterApril 14, 2014 - 7:13 am

    Gun bans didn't stop armed Federal agents (including snipers) from attempting armed robbery against Mr Bundy in Nevada. Perhaps the gun bans are targeted at the wrong group of thugs? I guess we could ask Randy Weaver, the Waco folks, students at Kent State, and thousands of others.

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  • mike kirchubelApril 14, 2014 - 10:23 am

    I think keck deserves his own weakly column here.

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  • mike kirchubelApril 14, 2014 - 10:25 am

    Maybe every other week, alternating with the recycled insights of the mister.

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  • StR... OK that does it...April 14, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    You have made me so angry that I may start posting my insights on Op Ed News..... but I will only go on the offensive against Democrat/Liberals and not divide my time against both Republicans and Dems like I do on here.....So Mike are you a big fan of Michael Bloomberg?

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  • mike kirchubelApril 14, 2014 - 1:17 pm

    I am so sorry, StR. You deserve your own column here just as much as keck and the mister. One caution, though...no conspiracy theories allowed.

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  • Nope Nope not buying into that....April 14, 2014 - 2:04 pm

    What do I have to do to get "published" on op ed news? I want my weakly column in Op Mislead News................................ And since you so conveniently did not answer my question I will assume you are a rabid fan of Michael Bloomberg? Wikipedia Michael Bloomberg ........playing the part of a Republican? Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American business magnate, politician and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with his first election in 2001. With a net worth of $33 billion, he is the eleventh-richest person in the United States[1] and the sixteenth-wealthiest in the world.[2]..........................He is the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P., the global financial data and media company notable for its Bloomberg Terminal.[3][4].....Bloomberg began his career at the securities brokerage Salomon Brothers before forming his company in 1981 and spending the next twenty years as its chairman and CEO.[5] He also served as chairman of the board of trustees at his alma mater Johns Hopkins University from 1996 to 2002.[1] A Democrat before seeking elective office, Bloomberg switched his party registration in 2001 to run for mayor as a Republican. He defeated opponent Mark Green in a close election held just weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Bloomberg won a second term in 2005 and left the Republican Party two years later.[5] He campaigned to change the city's term limits law and was elected to his third term in 2009 as an independent candidate on the Republican ballot line.....In 2001, the incumbent mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, was ineligible for re-election, as the city limited the mayoralty to two consecutive terms. Several well-known New York City politicians aspired to succeed him. Bloomberg, a lifelong member of the Democratic Party, decided to run for mayor as a member of the Republican Party ticket............. Voting in the primary began on the morning of September 11, 2001. The primary was postponed later that day. In the rescheduled primary, Bloomberg defeated Herman Badillo, a former Congressman, to become the Republican nominee. Meanwhile, the Democratic primary did not produce a first-round winner. After a runoff, the Democratic nomination went to New York City Public Advocate Mark J. Green.....Poster's Note.... When I think of what the typical Illuminus would look like I think of Bloomberg and Jacob Rothschild.

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  • mike kirchubelApril 14, 2014 - 2:43 pm

    StR, you assume too much. Literally, you assume too much.

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  • PornacApril 14, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    It's a conspiracy by AG Holder to take our guns and give them to the criminals.

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  • 2realApril 14, 2014 - 7:24 pm

    Ok this convo went way off topic. Do you know what would happen to this group of people that are trying to strip the american people of the right as a citizen to bear arms, if they were back in our founding fathers days? Theyd be rounded up like cattle and either hung or shot dead!LONG LIVE THE CONSTITUTION.. AND LONG LIVE FREEDOM!!

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