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Our windows and blinds shine thanks to United Way volunteer

To the Daily Sun,

Two weeks ago, the United Way Day of Caring was held in Franklin and surrounding communities. We have been fortunate enough to participate in this wonderful outreach program for several years, as a recipient of the volunteers' generosity.

This year, as in several of the past years, our volunteer came from the staff of Franklin Savings Bank. Paula Gilbert from FSB spent several hours making our windows and blinds shine and did it with a cheerful attitude and a friendliness that we all enjoyed and appreciated. She was a great ambassador for both FSB and the United Way.

We would like to publicly thank Paula Gilbert, Franklin Savings Bank and Granite United Way for providing this service to non-profits like us.

Franklin VNA & Hospice

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The facts are pretty clear: more guns sold equals less crime

To the Daily Sunm,

As usual, Ms. Bernadette Loesch and the Democrats are way off base when it comes to firearms. Let's take a look at facts, Ms. Loesch – FBI data unbiased enough?

The preliminary compilation of for the first six months of 2014 shows violent crime is DOWN. http://tinyurl.com/o2nbk2n To be fair to their anti-gun rant, let's show the overall trend from 1991-2014: http://tinyurl.com/of5hl6p

Yes, it is a fact, using the FBI statistics, violent crime is down by 51 percent while more than 170 million guns are purchased. The facts are pretty clear: More guns mean less crime.

Background checks are a joke. They do nothing to stop criminals — never have, never will. Ms. Loesch, have you heard of NICS? Probably not, I doubt you have stepped foot in one of the safest places in our state: gun store. We already have background checks for firearms sales.

National Instant Check System! Democrats carp on this out of blatant ignorance.

During the hearings for SB116 a representative of the police was questioned several times to get the truth: repealing concealed carry licensing will do nothing to endanger police officers because criminals already conceal firearms. They are the risk, not law abiding citizens.

The problem? Drugs and legal drug pushers. For familiarization, check out Psychiatric Drugs and Mass Shootings http://tinyurl.com/qx77o54 an eye-opener. Follow up with Psychiatric Drugs Are More Dangerous than You Ever Imagined by Psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, MD http://tinyurl.com/p8w97pv

The problem is psychotropic drugs or withdrawal from them. Natural News has a good (and scary) article from 2013 on this: http://tinyurl.com/csau48r Scary because they include psychotropic drugs are prescribed willy-nilly to school children with no comprehension of the monsters they are creating. Food Matters website http://tinyurl.com/pz9ex43 echoes this one, with this chilling statement: For guns to be as deadly as medications, you'd have to see a Newtown-style massacre happening ten times a day, every day of the year. Only then would "gun violence" even match up to the number of deaths caused by doctor-prescribed, FDA-approved medications.

So, Ms. Loesch, you started to get the right message, then decided to vilify the wrong element in society.

Let's get this right: The only "sensible gun laws" needed are to repeal every infringement of the Second Amendment — state and federal — all the way back to 1938. Let's make this country safe again.

A.C.R. Piper


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