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Mail Call - Dec. 28

December 27, 2012

 “I believe that we should enforce the current gun laws. We don’t need any more gun laws, and I believe that if you want to do something productive, do away with these violent video games that the kids are subject to. That would be much more productive than putting new laws on the public, and restricting Americans’ rights.”
 — Hagerstown

“This is to the city of Hagerstown and the elected officials, and your engineering department. Nice article, Herald-Mail, on the old power plant. Property’s worth $176,000, it’s an eyesore. They keep talking about asbestos. They better be looking at the mercury and the PCP, and all the coal and lead dust that’s been over the years out there. That is a problem, because they used to put all those transformers on the ground out there.”
 — Leitersburg

“I’d like to thank the city police for responding so quickly to my neighborhood, about a suspicious character walking around in people’s backyards. Well, it turned out to be totally innocent, thank goodness, but if this individual that was doing this had some kind of a marking on his truck, or maybe even the coat he was wearing, stating who he was working for, I wouldn’t have had a problem. In fact, I’d have gone out and probably talked to the gentleman. Had no ID on his vehicle or on his person designating who he was or where he worked, which he should have, I think. Nothing would have happened at all. But being a vigilant citizen, I called the police, and they reacted.”
 — Hagerstown

“Ninety-nine percent of all the people; students, teachers, etc., have been shot and killed by crazies, in areas classified as no-gun zones. Common sense tells me don’t legislate guns, legislate the nutbags. Get rid of the crazies, solve the problem.”
— Boonsboro

“I was wondering when the people of Waynesboro are going to get rid of the borough council. First they have to get rid of Lloyd Hamberger, and then the two ... councilmen that are on there, and then the other four that are left, explain to them why they are there.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“Roughly 10,000 people are killed with guns each year in the U.S. Fewer than 100 are killed per year in any other industrialized country. So pro-gun people, you have a choice, you have to admit that Americans don’t have the moral character of people of those nations, or it’s the guns. Pro-gun people are often proponents of ‘American Exceptionalism.’ Apparently that exceptionalism doesn’t extend to the ability to settle disagreements without resorting to shooting someone. If you truly believe that Americans are basically a good people, then you have to admit that the guns must be part of the problem.”
— Fairfield, Pa.

“I saw a gentleman on the news today from Waynesboro, Va. He was a Christmas tree farmer, until the zoning board came out and told him that he could not sell Christmas trees on his property, because it was not zoned commercial. However, this man was going to take the proceeds for the Christmas trees and give them to the children’s cancer institute, and he was also going to  give some of the homeless people some of the money, in Waynesboro, Va. And he was going to give poor people free trees, which he had been known to do in the past. When are people going to stand up for our rights? We’re getting more and more like communists every day, more and more under this administration.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

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“I pay my bills and live within my means. That makes me sympathetic to the Tea party. For that, I am viewed as an extremist.”
— Halfway

“I saw one of the most disgusting things in my life this afternoon, that president of the NRA. It’s only been a week since those babies have been killed, babies, and he had the utter gall to stand up there and say we need more guns, we need more guns for the good guys.”
 — Hagerstown

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