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Letters to the Editor - Feb. 7

February 07, 2013

Agency collecting furniture in need of donations

To the editor:

Christian Social Services has been operating a program to provide usable furniture to people in our county who have been “burned out” or find themselves in desperate situations where they have little or no furniture.

People make appointments for our volunteers to pick up the furniture. We store the items in a storage facility and, when the need arises, the person makes a request and we make arrangements for delivery. We have loaded and given away approximately 10 large storage containers of furniture.

Because our demand has increased, we find a need to appeal to the community for more items and for occasional volunteers to help transport the items. If you would like to help, contact me at 717-485-5796.

Lynn Miller
McConnellsburg, Pa.


It behooves us to know NRA’s board of directors 

To the editor:

The National Rifle Association’s board of directors consists of 75 men and women. Of those members, 62 are white men (mostly older), 10 are white women (also mostly older), and three are black men.

Some of the most famous members of this board are Grover C. Norquist; Oliver L. North; former U.S. Sen. Larry E. Craig; former professional basketball player Karl Malone; actor Tom Selleck; and former professional football player Dave Butz. This is an extremely large and influential board of directors and I found each of their self-submitted biographical sketches on the Internet under “NRA Board of Directors. ”

We know a lot about the bleeding-heart liberals, such as President Obama and Vice President Biden, who advocate modest gun-control laws, but we know very little about the gun-loving conservatives who advocate any gun, anytime for everyone, and survival of those with the fastest trigger fingers.

I found that reading the sketches of all 75 directors of the NRA board helped me understand why their lives predisposed them to be confused about the meaning of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which was explained at length by the U.S. Supreme Court in the District of Columbia v. Heller and in McDonald v. Chicago.

Unfortunately, not everyone can read and understand these biographical sketches and court cases (the first-graders around the country, for example), so it behooves the rest of us to learn as much as we can so we can demand that our representatives pass modest gun-control laws.

Daniel Moeller
Rohrersville

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