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Letters to the Editor - Jan. 31

January 31, 2013

All schools in America could be helped by NRA

To the editor:

There is a lot of misinformation and fear about putting our children under guard in our schools and that it’s like putting our children in prison, etc. The media demonize lawful gun owners, amplify their cries for laws and fill the national news debate with misinformation and dishonest thinking that only delays meaningful action. The liberal media call semi-automatic firearms “machine guns” and claim these civilian semi-automatic firearms are used by the military, and they tell us that the .223 round is one of the most powerful rifle calibers.

All of these claims are untrue. Worse, they perpetuate the dangerous notion that one more gun ban — or one more law imposed on peaceful, lawful people — will protect us where many others have failed.

As parents, we do everything we can to keep our children safe. It is now time for us to assume responsibility for their safety at school. The only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan for absolute protection. Every school will have a different solution based on its unique situation. Every school in America needs to immediately deploy the resources necessary to put these security forces in place right now.

And the National Rifle Association is ready, willing and uniquely qualified to help. Their training programs are the most advanced in the world. The NRA will bring its knowledge, dedication and resources to develop a model National School Shield Emergency Response program. That’s a plan of action that can, and will, make a real, positive and indisputable difference in the safety of our children — starting right now.

More information is available at www.nra.org or by calling 1-877-NRA-2000.

David M. McGaha
Hagerstown


Can Balanced Budget Fairy pay me a visit?

To the editor:

It sure hurt my feelings when Hans K. Buhrer called me a terrorist for expecting government spending cuts to accompany raising the debt ceiling. But I think he’s on to something.

Clearly, he has tracked down the Washington, D.C., location of the Balanced Budget Fairy. When the president is done with her, perhaps he can send her over to my house. I hate arithmetic, too.

Marilyn R. Janus
Hagerstown

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