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‘Concealed Carry’ is a much better option than ‘Open Carry’

To The Daily Sun,

This is an open letter to all "Concealed Carry" permit holders who might be leaning in favor of "Open Carry" for New Hampshire, which has been talked about a lot this election cycle.

Open Carry, in my opinion, is an ill-conceived idea for anyone who can legally obtain a concealed-carry permit, and it has to do with "brandishing."

Anyone who knows that you are carrying can make a false report to police that you threatened them with it. And even if you have not "brandished" it, they can still describe it to police. If they can describe it, that means they have seen it. And if they make a false report that you threatened them, and can now also describe it to police, who will the police most likely believe?

The "...right to bear arms" is a sacred right. But if you needlessly abuse that right, you're simply asking for trouble. Concealed-Carry is the much better option, because you and your loved ones are much safer if nobody knows for sure.

Jim McCoole

Laconia

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:24

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With this record, why are Democrats running away from Obama?

To The Daily Sun,

No rhetoric, just the facts please. Republicans vs. Democrats by the numbers (last 50 years)

Metric Republicans/Democrats

Years held Presidency: 28/22.

Total jobs created: 24 million/42 million.

Stock market return: 109 percent/992 percent.

GDP 2.7 percent/4.1 percent.

Income growth: 0.6 percent/2.2 percent.

Five years of Obama

Jan 2009/July 2014

7,949 The Dow 16,867.

7.8 Percent Unemployment 6.7 percent.

minus 5.4 percent GDP growth 4.1 percent.

9.8 percent deficit percent of GDP 3.3 percent

37.7 percent consumer confidence 78.1 percent

Here's my question: "Why are Democrats running away from this president?" With a record like that any

president would give his right arm for.

George Maloof

Plymouth

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:24

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Why can’t Obama and the Democrats call terrorism ‘terrorism’?

To The Daily Sun,

Why is it the prime minister of Canada has no trouble calling terrorism "terrorism" and Obama and Democrats can't? Who do they think they are kidding? Only themselves, because normal people recognize it for what it is.

Another Ebola case confirmed in New York City, new regulations going into effect Monday. Monday? At its core it all depends on "self monitoring." We've seen that's not working out very well already. My gosh, if it isn't clear to people now that Obama and his Democratic drones — i.e. Sen. Shaheen, Congresswomen Kuster and Shea-Porter — just don't have the best interests of the American people at heart, it never will be. All they care about is themselves and their political party which has already proved itself dangerous to our health and well-being.

The list of Obama "achievements" printed in a letter her on Thursday was laughable. Nothing he or they have done helps struggling working families, the poor or the elderly. Under them the costs of everything have gone up. The value and buying power of the dollar has gone down. The world is becoming more and more dangerous and Democrats only blame Bush, the Tea Party, Israel and never dare talk about their records, but keep throwing mud to keep people from seeing what's really going on.

Another terror attack in NYC, rookie cops attacked by crazy with hatchet. Another case of "work place violence?" Will the political correctness never cease?

Steve Earle

Hill

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:23

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Vote for GOP Executive Councilors to keep spending under control

To The Daily Sun,

One reason why Governor Hassan keeps overspending the budget is because the Democratic-controlled Executive Council doesn't do its job. The Democratic executive councilors frequently just rubberstamp the contracts, even costly hundred-page contracts, that Gov. Hassan and her department heads present to them.

The Executive Council is supposed to review contracts to make sure that good value is received in exchange for taxpayer dollars. But the Democratic majority refuses to allow enough time for contracts to even be read, let alone investigated, before the councilors vote on them. This results in wasteful spending.

Wasted dollars can't be used for other things, e.g., to repair roads or bridges, to help needy citizens, to make life more affordable for New Hampshire citizens, or to make New Hampshire more inviting to businesses so they create more good jobs here for our citizens.

New Hampshire needs executive councilors like Joe Kenney, in District 1, who are dedicated to providing the appropriate, effective, and efficient state government operations that improve the lives of all New Hampshire citizens rather than just favored special interests. Vote for Republicans for the Executive Council.

Don Ewing

Meredith

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:23

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Think about Hosmer’s record next time you pull up to a gas pump

To The Daily Sun,

There is no doubt that stat Sen. Andrew Hosmer and his challenger Kathy Lauer Rago are likeable individuals, however, this is where the similarities end.

Sen. Hosmer voted to kill the Education Tax Credit, which hurts low-income and lower-middle-class families. However, Sen. Hosmer's vote has no effect on himself personally because his children attend private schools.

Sen. Hosmer voted to raise the gas tax, by doing so he hurt low-income families, the elderly living on a fixed income, small business and all of us. Sen. Hosmer can well afford to raise the gas tax, he comes from a wealthy family and as such his vote has no personal consequence.

Sen. Hosmer voted in favor of raising the tobacco tax. Sen. Hosmer voted to reduce the carbon allowances for New Hampshire utilities, thereby increasing electricity costs for ratepayers. Sen. Hosmer sponsored a bill to reduce state regulations on auto dealerships.

Ask yourself, do we need a local politician who takes the easy way out by increasing our taxes? Do we need local politician who is willing to silence parental rights in regards their children's education? Do we need a local politician who is willing to increase our energy costs? Lastly, do we need a local politician who is willing to sponsor self-serving legislation for personal gain?

Sen. Andrew Hosmer is not a friend to parents, those living on low income, the elderly, and the middle class. We've seen what Sen. Hosmer has done for us.

Thank Sen. Hosmer the next time you pull up to a gas pump by joining me in support of Kathy Lauer Rago on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Paul Trudel

Franklin

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:22

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