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'Common sense' gun laws won't stop the wrong people from getting them

To The Daily Sun,

One of the frauds attempted during the Democratic Convention is that Democrats want to reduce gun violence in America. While I'm sure most Democrats consider themselves anti-violence, the party they support is the party of violence. Democratic politicians and leaders, excuse, encourage, and use violence, successfully, to advance its political objectives.

While the sympathy displayed for the victims of gun violence and their families may have been sincere, the Democratic Party leadership willingly sacrifices people in their quest for power. Democratic Party policies make America more violent, make law-abiding Americans more vulnerable to criminals and terrorists, and use violence to get support for, or at least acceptance of, their policies.

Democrats are soft on criminals although almost all homicides are committed by people with criminal histories. Most of America's gun and other violence occurs in cities completely controlled by Democrats (mayor, city councils, police chief, judges, prosecutors, etc.). Often criminals are released on minimal bail before trial and felons are released early from prison, despite high recidivism rates, to prey on innocent Americans. Violent criminals, especially youths, are allowed to plea bargain to lessor crimes and escape appropriately long prison sentences.

Democratic Party-passed laws enable huge numbers of immigrants to come from nations that are more violent than America, and most illegal immigrants that cross our border with Mexico come from much more violent nations than ours; unfortunately many immigrants bring their violent customs with them.

Democrats bring refugees who are not vetted to exclude terrorists or criminals from violent countries and countries which are hotbeds of terrorism.

Democrat "common sense" gun laws will do nothing to prevent the people who commit almost all gun homicides, people with criminal histories who already cannot legally possess guns, from getting guns. What Democrat gun laws do is make it more difficult (because permits are delayed, refused, or very expensive) for law abiding people, especially in cities with high crime rates, to defend themselves.

The Democratic Party is the party of slavery, Jim Crow laws, the KKK, segregation, opposition to freedom for and citizenship for former slaves, Occupy Wall Street, the Black Panthers, the Ferguson and Baltimore and other riots, harassment of peaceful political gathering by people they oppose, Black Lives Matter (based on a lie) despite its calls for killing police, etc., etc., etc.

Democratic leaders use groups like those to intimidate or compel people into supporting or acquiescing to Democratic policies and officials. Democratic leaders lust for power over others and the benefits that power provides to them. To gain that power, Democratic leaders are willing to sacrifice anyone.

Don Ewing

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Candidate Trump is as series a terrorist as ISIS or al-Quaeda

To The Daily Sun,

Donald Trump is a terrorist. He makes bigoted statements; he is eager to "press the nuclear button"; he mistreats those who either worked for him, or contracted with him; his multiple marriages, his insults of our military and his divisive comments disqualify him to be president of the U.S. His demagoguery threatens the "peace" we seek in today's world.
This writer endorses Hillary Clinton to be the next president. She listens to everyone, including this writer, having done so in the past. She has a lifelong history of giving back to this country — in the eyes of John Kennedy's words, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for your country". Mark Twain wrote further, "Support your country, and the government, IF IT DESERVES IT!" Clinton fulfills both of these writers ideas and concepts; Mr. Trump does not. Mr. Trump has no plans for his agenda. Ms. Clinton does. Ms. Clinton offers the best hope to moving forward our country as well as promote the safety and inclusion of the entire world as the leader of our country. Ms. Clinton embraces the progressive movement of Bernie Sanders.
As stated in the past, Donald Trump is a "clear and present danger" (From the book by Tom Clancy) to our country, as well as the rest of this planet and humankind. His eagerness to press the "nuclear button" will provoke world wide destruction of humankind as we know it. The resulting aftermath of this event will be catastrophic. Donald Trump is the largest terrorist in this country and throughout the world. He must not be elected. He even challenges debate schedules. Which is more important, NFL or our nation's well being??
He has married multiples of times. Mr. and Ms. Clinton remain married through the many challenges they faced, both from emails, to Mr. Clinton's infidelity. What happened to Mr. Trump? Is this another form of abusing women, in addition to his comments. Is he trading in the "old" woman for a "new one"? Is this a form of modern slavery against women?

Mr. Trump displaced many seniors from their home by crass eminent domain of their properties to build his towers in Atlantic City and New York. One of those seniors could have been your parent, grandparent, or close family member.
Trump's insensitive comments, especially those who are disabled, such as myself are offensive. His comments regarding other minorities, such as blacks and Muslims are unacceptable. Mr. Trump promotes bigotry and hate. Ms. Clinton seeks unity and peace. She knows well the importance of all of us working together for a common end for us to survive today's world.
Mr. Trump is a thief. He has yet to pay contractors for work done on his properties, forcing many into bankruptcies at their own expense. He abuses his workers. He states current minimum wage is too much. Minimum wage today is not a live-able one. He stole from many that went to Trump University.
Yes, people and Ms. Clinton make mistakes. Mr. Trump has multiple significant legal issues that may incarcerate him. His treasonous comments having Russia tap Ms. Clinton's emails is illegal. This is an indictable offense. He says he wants to "hit" all those who spoke against him at the DNC. This makes Mr. Trump a terrorist.
Mr. Trump is only in this election for Mr. Trump. The peace in the world we seek will never come under his reins. Mr. Donald Trump is as serious a terrorist as the ISIS or Al-Quaeda. He seeks to destroy the Constitution of our country to fit his "Trump Constitution." Mr. Trump's supporters are bigots ignorant, and refuse to comprehend that their own lives could be at stake. Trump must be stopped at the voting booth.
Voters also need to remember that Ms. Clinton did not come from upper-class family. She has had to work hard for everything she rightfully earned. Her history also shows that regardless of her gender, she has contributed to the welfare, health, and safety of this nation. Mr. Clinton also shares a similar history as well. Yes, mistakes were made, but none have affected negatively as the history of Mr. Trump's illegal activities shows. He got a check from daddy; Ms. Clinton did not.
Mr. Trump has insulted members of our military including both Mr. McCain, and the Khans who spoke before the Democratic Convention, about their heroic son. Yet, Trump never served in the military.
America is already great. Tested, challenged, and strong. Ms. Clinton offers the best way to lead our country. Mr. Trump is a very dangerous man, to us, and all of humankind.
These statements are from a Republican who has voted over 50 years without missing an election.

Robert T. Joseph, Jr.
New Hampton

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