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I bet they don't even know what's in the bill Ayotte voted against

To the editor,
It's great to see the local liberals writing letters because they are glowing examples of why the rest of us should reject their ideas. The recent barrage of anti-gun letters lacks any intellectual thought process toward solving the problems related to the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook and other gun related tragedies.
Chastising Senator Ayotte for voting against the proposed gun control bill is their latest senseless rant. For starters, even if Senator Ayotte discovered the cure for cancer these people wouldn't vote for her. Why? She's an evil Republican and if that's not bad enough, Senator Ayotte can read and make decisions based on logic. This simply doesn't work for liberals. According to them, it shouldn't matter that the proposed legislation wouldn't have prevented the tragedy at Sandy Hook. It shouldn't matter that the proposed legislation wouldn't save a single child from a twisted individual who is bent on killing people (with or without a gun). It shouldn't matter that we've had similar "tough" guns laws for years that failed to lower gun violence and in fact resulted in higher gun related violence. It shouldn't matter that the alleged 90 percent of "polled" Americans that favor back ground checks is proven to only be 49 percent, nor should it matter that few if any of them have actually read what was being proposed. It shouldn't matter that 94 percent of Americans do not see changing the gun laws as "important". It shouldn't matter that the proposed legislation includes provisions that would allow significant government intrusions that could go beyond the purchase of a gun.
No, facts and results are NOT important. Passing legislation that makes people "feel good" right now is the most important thing.
I'd bet that none of the clueless letter writers I referred to earlier have any idea what was in the proposed legislation that Senator Ayotte voted against. I'd also bet that representatives Shaheen, Kuster and Shea Porter don't know what's in it either but they would eagerly vote for it. Why? Because they blindly support Obama's failed "feel good" policies. One inescapable fact is that they are more responsible for putting more guns and ammunition on the street than the NRA or any gun lobbying group. Guns and ammo have been flying off the shelves in record numbers ever since the beginning of the push for tighter gun control (I can assure you that the NRA didn't start this campaign). You would think they would have learned a thing or two from President Clinton's push for gun control; he also created a huge gun buying spree when he too pushed for and achieved tighter gun laws which resulted in more guns on the street with no decreases in gun violence. When it comes to liberal Democrats, some things never change.
Terry Stewart
Alton Bay

Last Updated on Friday, 26 April 2013 12:49

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Why do law abiding people need high powered lethal weapons?

To the editor,
A question for Don Ewing:
I just read your letter to the editor re: Rights to Own Guns and Pres. Obama. One question, sir. Could you please give me and the rest of New England a logical answer as to why ordinary, law abiding people need to own or be able to use high powered, lethal weapons?
If you are able to separate out your political leanings, it would be very appreciated. Just a logical answer without misleading us. Thanks.
Bernadette Loesch

Last Updated on Friday, 26 April 2013 12:33

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Democrats have no real intent of lifting the poor out of poverty

To the editor,
Democrats have declared since Adam and Eve that they represent the less fortunate of America. If that is true no advocate for any one has failed their cause with such certainty, for so long as the Democratic Party. If the thinking/programs of the Democratic Party were indeed the solutions to the unequal society is it not reasonable to expect after 75 years there might be one sign of progress. We implemented endless legislation from the greatest "society equalizers" of the 20th century, from FDR to JFK and LBJ. Government programs from all of them trumpeted with great fan fare, assigned catchy code names like the "New Deal" and the "Great Society" all aimed to produce EQUALITY and reduce poverty in America. Face the truth people, every boondoggle, contrived, jury-rigged, paper-clipped, band-aided, cleverly-hyped, whirly gig contraption dreamed up by that donkey threesome, hoodwinked on a society, brain washed to think GOVERNMENT would solve their every problem has done absolutely NOTHING. . . I repeat. . . NOTHING except push this country ever closer to financial extinction.
After all the great hype and the trillions spent, what do we have to show for it? Record poverty, record numbers on welfare by any measurement, record disability claims (many totally fraudulent), record debt waiting delivery to our children and Democrats who never stop PROMISING their NEXT IDEA will FIX EVERYTHING. We are 60 years past FDR, 50 years past JFK, and 40 years past LBJ.The differences between the top and bottom of society has never been greater despite the greatest number of safety nets and most costly social programs in our history all SOLD TO US IN THEIR DAY BY DEMOCRATS attached to promises to reduce poverty and produce equality. Guess what....EVERY IDEA FAILED.
Democrats have no intent to let the POOR OUT OF POVERTY only to lose dependent voters. They know making empting promises with catchy names, tied in candy wrappers buys elections. The less fortunate will never stop buying the sweet ILLUSION free handouts from government will bring them equality no matter that it has not happened after 75 years of promising that it will.
Tony Boutin

Last Updated on Friday, 26 April 2013 12:30

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Author of 'Tundra' comic strip needs to find a second act

To the editor,
Does the cartoonist who draws your "Tundra" strip think anything besides snowmen is funny?
Ray Carbone

Last Updated on Friday, 26 April 2013 12:26

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Help us 'Ditch the Gray' in Belmont; please consider a donation

To the editor,
Fellow residents and business owners of Belmont:
In the spirit of great changes being made in the look of our town, my daughter and I have to decided to take the reins and "Ditch the Gray".
Have you ever noticed the traditional uniform for police is dark blue, and our town has grey. The grey is not attractive looking and is more expensive and harder to find these days.
As you may know, the town has purchased new police cruisers and have gone back to the traditional colors which has been highly praised. As you all know, we have a new Police Chief Mark Lewandowski, who has been in this town a very long time and seen a lot of change. This change has sparked a lot of enthusiasm in the department. He took on his new role without having any part in the budget process because it was already done. Our Belmont Police Department is in great support of going back to the traditional look for their department. New uniforms are not in this year's budget for them so we have decided to help out. Alicia and I have set a goal to raise the funds for them to "Ditch the Gray".
With this being said we are asking you for a donation in support of this initiative.  Any donation is accepted and nothing is too small. We want to thank you so much in advance and appreciate your patronage. Checks need to be written out to the Town of Belmont, Attn: Ditch the Gray Campaign, P.O. Box 310, Belmont, NH 03220 and will be put in a special account specifically for this use. If you have a question for us. please don't hesitate to give us a call at our office at 527-1140.
Ruth P. Mooney & Alicia M. Segalini

Last Updated on Friday, 26 April 2013 12:23

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