Tuesday, April 21, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Gun control laws already in place

Web_OurView_YourView

By
From page A7 | January 03, 2013 |

My heart goes out to the innocent. However, this last shooting sparked again the “liberal” rail for gun control. We have gun control laws. The law bans several types from possession. Maybe we should expand the ban. California has good, strict gun laws in place. The nation could follow. We’re required to keep them locked up and with limited 10-round magazines.

We should study if these killers are or ever were on Ritalin as kids or antidepressants as adults. Most of these killers commit suicide after their mania. TV ads for antidepressants warn at the end of the commercial with the disclaimer “may cause suicidal tendencies.” They know.

These are psychotic drugs that suppress serotonin. These treatments may be necessary for some, I understand that, but maybe a study can reveal a connection. We have a medicated society. These drugs inherently produce homicidal and suicidal tendencies in 1 percent of the users. We therefore have an undisclosed army of potential home-grown terrorists. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11,100 Americans died from gun-related killings during 2011, excluding suicides. There were 19,766 suicides by firearms.

This past week in gun abandoned and controlled China, school killings were declared an epidemic. In the most recent incident, the assailant used a knife on 26 children. (www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20723910 and http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8653827.stm.).

The Second Amendment is explicitly written for us Neanderthals to have and keep the tools of freedom. Militia does not mean National Guard or Homeland Security. These are government entities that take “orders.” Our Founding Fathers, having defeated the red coats; knew one day they would return.

Hank Schwarzbach

Fairfield

Letter to the Editor

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 7 comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • Mike KirchubelJanuary 03, 2013 - 8:57 am

    Liberals railing for gun control? Liberals? Really? Why not call those proposing rational regulations "open minded?" This latest incident has a very broad spectrum of Americans wondering why automatic weapons are so readily available. What do you use yours for, Hank? Deer? Ducks? Or anybody who does not agree with your politics? Would you use you automatic weapons to protect America from an invasion by al Quida? Or to protect America from President Obama? Do you think it would be a good idea for everyone to have access to a nuclear weapon? How about a non-nuclear bomb? Are car bombs OK? They are safer than a machine gun. Sinper rifles with a mile-long range? R.P.G.s? Where is the line you would draw between "freedom" and sensibility?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Mike KirchubelJanuary 03, 2013 - 9:34 am

    Please insert the term, "semi" automatic weapons in the rant above. The small difference between firing a weapon as fast as you can twitch your finger and one that does it for you is, I'm sure, lost on the victims.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • laffsatliersJanuary 03, 2013 - 9:08 am

    In the DR's practice of random placement of comments, the comment I wanted placed here appears elsewhere.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Tom ChalkJanuary 03, 2013 - 11:41 am

    With some exceptions, including the availability of semi-automatic weapons for civilians, and the availability of ANY firearm to the mentally unstable and the criminal element(e.g., gunshows), the author is correct: There are more than enough gun laws on the books, especially in California. If you doubt this, get a copy of CALIFORNIA GUNLAWS, by C.D. Michel. Or any comprehensive legal source. The entire country could probably benefit by adopting this state's laws.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Mike KirchubelJanuary 03, 2013 - 2:15 pm

    Tom, are you suggesting that the nation as a whole, adopt California's gun laws?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Tom ChalkJanuary 03, 2013 - 2:35 pm

    Mike: I guess I am, especially for those states that have virtually nothing in place (if that's possible). Also, I offer that in light of the current public uproar as a means of avoiding even more draconian laws, and to appease the anti-gun people who are about to erupt into a major witch hunt. Am I particularly happy with California's gun laws? No.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

 
Kids Day of Fishing began with $20 donation

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A2

 
Chabad will begin Torah for Solano Jewish community

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A5

Library foundation executive moves to Child Haven

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A5

 
Theater schedules free screening of Sundance film

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A8

Vacaville plans recreation expo

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A5

 
Frazier to discuss transportation at EDC breakfast

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A5

 
Fairgrounds site of horse-betting seminar, brunch

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A5

Il Fiorello schedules vegetarian cuisine class

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A5

 
Fairfield police log: April 19, 2015

By Glen Faison | From Page: A12

Suisun City police log: April 19, 2015

By Glen Faison | From Page: A12

 
.

US / World

Lawmakers seek FDA review of ingredients used in cosmetics

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
 
 
Sheriff’s domestic violence-related conviction erased

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
 
Lawyer: Washington Post reporter in Iran faces 4 charges

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2, 2 Comments | Gallery

 
Bombs shatter houses in Yemen capital, hit near Iran Embassy

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Questions, answers about federal anti-radicalization effort

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2, 4 Comments | Gallery

 
Chemistry Ph.D. student illustrates her thesis in comic book

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Public memorial held for the Rev. Robert Schuller

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
SC paper wins Pulitzer for reporting on domestic abuse

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
.

Opinion

 
Why does Fed insist on targeting inflation?

By Ramesh Ponnuru | From Page: A11, 2 Comments

Income disparity study results ironic

By Dan Walters | From Page: A11, 22 Comments

 
.

Living

Community Calendar: April 21, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
.

Entertainment

 
Bobby Brown’s lawyer: Bobbi Kristina Brown has opened eyes

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

US writer who fled Austria to escape Holocaust dead at 90

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Vice News, NPR, CNN, WNYC win double Peabody Awards

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

HBO planning to deal Web pot sitcom ‘High Maintenance’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Kolbert’s ‘Sixth Extinction’ wins Pulitzer for nonfiction

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Wolfe’s ‘Anthracite Fields’ wins Pulitzer for music

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Anthony Doerr wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Elizabeth A. Fenn wins Pulitzer Prize for history

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Gregory Pardlo’s ‘Digest’ wins Pulitzer Prize for poetry

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

David I. Kertzer wins Pulitzer for biography-autobiography

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Stephen Adly Guirgis wins Pulitzer for drama

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

.

Sports

Mustangs rally in seventh inning to top Falcons

By Daily Republic staff | From Page:

 
AP source: Peterson stays home from Vikings workouts

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Report: 2 teams needed to make California stadium profitable

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Data deluge: MLB rolls out Statcast analytics on Tuesday

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone dead at 70

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
New format means injured drivers no longer must race

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Saunders: ‘I’m the coach until I say I’m not’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Faldo to make final appearance at British Open this year

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Braves’ McKirahan suspended 80 games for positive drug test

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Raptors Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man Award

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Ugly Olympic conflict breaks into open at Sochi conference

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Pacquiao gets in 2 words before conference call cancelled

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
McLellan out after 7 years as coach of San Jose Sharks

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Pelicans coach says Warriors arena noise might be too loud

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Police: LA Kings’ Jarret Stoll had cocaine, Ecstasy in Vegas

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Jockey Chris Antley leads Racing Hall of Fame class

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

.

Business

Judge returns ultra-rich club founder Tim Blixseth to jail

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Running out of time: Limited-time deals can be limiting

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

$134M proposed for 10 BP-funded oil spill recovery projects

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Hormel says bird flu outbreak will hurt turkey sales

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Bird flu confirmed at Iowa farm with 5.3 million chickens

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
US stocks gain, rebounding from Friday’s slump; Hasbro jumps

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Survey: US businesses expect sales rebound, more hiring

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Bristol-Myers: 2 cancer drugs beat 1 against melanoma

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Halliburton says has cut 9,000 jobs in wake of oil’s drop

By T. Burt McNaughton | From Page: B4

Labor group seeks rehiring of workers at 5 Wal-Mart sites

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Frederick’s of Hollywood files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana business

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

 
Kraft Mac & Cheese shedding the dyes

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

ESPN says Verizon’s new FiOS TV packages violate agreements

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Lawsuit: Southwest failed to respond to medical emergency

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Bridge April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B8

 
Get Fuzzy April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Peanuts April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

 
Rose is Rose April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Frank and Ernest April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

 
Baby Blues April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

For Better or Worse April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

 
Word Sleuth April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B8

Dilbert April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7, 1 Comment

 
Cryptoquote April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B8

Sally Forth April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

 
Garfield April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Crossword April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B8

 
B.C. April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Wizard of Id April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

 
Blondie April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Beetle Bailey April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

 
Baldo April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Zits April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

 
Pickles April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Sudoku April 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B8