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Editorial cartoon Tuesday was in extremely poor taste

To The Daily Sun,

Your choice of a political cartoon on Page 5 of the Tuesday, Oct. 3, edition was in extremely poor taste.

Oct. 1, 2017 – another day of infamy for America. And even as their bodies are being identified and before they are formally mourned and buried, many of the living, including the Daily Sun, are choosing to politicize their deaths by blaming lax gun control laws and the National Rifle Association.

This is yet another time to come together as a nation, and not further divide it.

Jim Raschilla

Alton Bay

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Plopping a Live Nation concert into rural Loudon is a danger

To The Daily Sun,

New Hampshire Motor Speedway is owned by a corporate conglomerate that has no base nor roots in New Hampshire.

While it is often said that "We lost 'our' September NASCAR race" -- in fact, the corporation simply moved its race from its owned track in Loudon to its owned racetrack in, well, Las Vegas.

The trade? To "fill the revenue gap" from the removal of the NASCAR race, install a three-day music concert, imported into Loudon from, well, Las Vegas, produced by, whom else, the self same Live Nation – the concert production which resulted in the tragic recent Las Vegas event, with many people not so "live" now.

The devastation of Las Vegas to so many people, and to our nation, is beyond words. But what lessons shall we learn from this?

One survivor of the Las Vegas massacre stated that the Live Nation concert was the only concert to which he would allow his family to attend, as there was such good police and security control, including regulated and secured entries and exits. Fast forward to plunk this concert into rural Loudon and Canterbury.

As a near lifelong resident of the area, often roaming the forest over the years, I establish that there is no meaningful security perimeter surrounding the proposed Loudon Live Nation concert venue. In contrast to the "secure" Las Vegas concert facility, in Loudon, anyone with evil intent and reasonable skills can penetrate the perimeter — either into the concert and camping areas, or leaving the areas, into the surrounding residential and agricultural communities.

Plopping Live Nation into rural Loudon and Canterbury by a corporate conglomerate is inappropriate and a danger to us all.

Michael Harris

Loudon

  • Written by Mike Mortensen
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