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Mail Call - March 13

March 12, 2013

“Our local elected state officials are upset over the new gun control measures, including things like fingerprinting and mental health checks. Well, with regards to fingerprinting, there are many, many jobs — locally, even — that require the employee to be fingerprinted before they can have a job. And with regards to mental health, when you go to get your driver’s license, there is a sheet there that asks if you have any mental health issues. And if you do, you need a letter saying that you need a driver’s license. So obviously, the state already has laws in effect with regard to mental health and fingerprinting.”
— Boonsboro

“In reading the paper Friday, March 1, it’s so sad, distressing to see the story about the stabbing up here on Security Road, just down the road from where we live. Goodness gracious, why aren’t they focused on cleaning up the city, with its criminal element, its malicious people who have becoming abounding all throughout our area, instead of forgetting about making the rich people get more money off some so-called nonsense idea ... clean up Summit to begin with. Hear that, Mr. Mayor? Go for it.”
— Washington County

“Five easy steps to revitalize downtown Hagerstown: No. 1, put the stadium downtown. No. 2, get the BOE downtown. No. 3, get a good hotel downtown. No. 4, get rid of the low-income housing around Hagerstown. And No. 5, quit listening to all the negative people who don’t want change. And yes, I am from Hagerstown.”
— Hagerstown

“In response to the Mail Caller who states in favor of locating the BOE headquarters downtown, in response to why do they have to go to the outskirts of town instead of to downtown: The Allegheny Energy building is a beautiful building. It is readily accessible by interstate. It may need some inside work, but it certainly won’t cost 15 or 20 million dollars, given the fact that all the sites downtown would most likely have to be demolished, etc.”
— Washington County

“I don’t believe the people of Hagerstown or the rest of Maryland would much disagree with the new ball field or any other project, if it were made public who is making all the money out of those things. How much was paid for the parcels when they were bought and sold to the city, and by or from whom? Uncover all the under-the-table stuff that everyone knows is going on. Until that is done, I do not want my dime in any of it.”
— Hagerstown

“I thought the news on the front page today, March 1, was interesting. One article was about the Maryland Senate passing a gun bill. The other article was about a woman severely stabbed.”
— Cearfoss

“It is March 1, and I officially give up on trying to get anything done in Maryland. I have just come to accept that we are at the mercy of the City of Baltimore, the counties of Montgomery and Baltimore, and the inner city. Gun rights, gay rights, elections, we have no say. I mean, we can still vote, yeah. We are so outnumbered, if we just don’t go along with what they want, we don’t have a prayer. So like I say, I’ll continue to vote, but I don’t even know why at times.”
— Hagerstown

“I agree with the article in Mail Call on Feb. 26 about the showing off of cleavage at banks and other businesses. It is not professional, and it is inappropriate.”
— Hagerstown

“When someone comes to your place to buy something that you have for sale, or they come for another reason, just be careful. They are not your friends. They only want what you have. I had two people steal from me back in July of 2012. They stole some of my items. And be sure and be there when you’re selling something. If you don’t, they help theirself.”
— Mount Lena

“I would go outside, but I can’t, because Chicken Little Obama says ‘The sky is falling, the sky is falling. The Republicans are bringing the sky down.’ God help the USA.”
— Hagerstown

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