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Whose idea was it to add racial profile question to Form 4473?

To The Daily Sun,

The Democratic Party misinformation squads are working overtime to smear anyone who gets in their way. One Mr. Jones denies any racial ties to buying a gun. I can only speculate whose idea it was in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to add the racial questions to Form 4473, which every person must fill out when purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer.

I have always understood that our civil rights were not contingent on ethnic or religious or political values. Remember our civil rights? The ones in the Bill of Rights that have been affirmed over and over by the U.S. Supreme Court? The ones that so many of our elected leaders have been trying to erase? Like our Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who voted to annul our 2nd Amendment by voting for the United Nations Small Arms Treaty just last spring. This piece of work was put forward by some of the most repressive governments in the world, would have outlawed the private ownership, sale, or transfer of firearms in the USA. Fortunately for us, Jeanne Shaheen was in the minority on that vote and it failed but not by much.

But back to the race questions on the Form 4473. After answering about a dozen questions of which a wrong answer would disqualify you from buying the gun, ones like "are you a convicted felon, illegal alien, drug addict," and such, come two race questions. First, are you of Hispanic origin, yes or no? Next comes a multiple choice of which you must choose one. I don't have it in front of me but I believe it included African-American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Eskimo and on until the last box was labeled "White." Not Caucasian, but white.

I don't remember those questions being there before Hussein Obama and Eric Holder took over. And I wonder if there is a wrong answer to those questions as well that would trigger a red flag to some racist, socialist person in charge of the government. But here is how to stick your finger in their eye. Go to a gun store and fill out a 4473 of your own. Proudly declare your ethnic heritage and exercise your natural right to own a firearm. And while you are at it, join the five million members of The National Rifle Association. We're the good guys.

Alan Moon

Tilton

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 08:31

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Lisa DiMartino needs to continue the work she started in Concord

To The Daily Sun,

Lisa DiMartino is running for re-election to the House of Representatives. During her first term, Lisa served as a member and clerk of the Health and Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee and was appointed to both the Long-Term Care Committee and the Suicide Prevention Council. In addition, Lisa participated on the Governor's Commission on Disability, the Caregivers' Coalition, and was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Disability Rights Center.

Lisa received the 2014 Governor's Accessibility Award for her dedication to her constituents and was recognized as a "Public Health Champion for 2014" by the N.H. Public Health Association.

Lisa needs to continue the work she started.

I will vote to return Lisa DiMartino to the House of Representatives. I ask that you vote for Lisa DiMartino, too.

Susan Michaelis Gunther

Gilford

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 08:24

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Only plan Shaheen seems to have is Obamacare, which nobody wants

To The Daily Sun,

Have you seen it? I'm sure you have. Mudslinging ads on TV have trickled over to news stories and letters in the paper. Many Democrat candidates for office and liberal organizations are on an endless smear campaign of Republican candidates, regardless of whether running for state representative or U.S. Senate. Big Oil this, Koch brothers that ... blah, blah, blah.

What's big are the problems facing this country. What's even bigger is the Democrats inability to provide solutions to our challenges. Sadly, many Democrat candidates have taken to this unprecedented mudslinging, none more than Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. After supporting President Obama's policies 99 percent of the time, she has nothing positive to run on.

No solutions for a bad economy that their failed policies made worse. So, blame the Kochs.

No plan to address the flood of illegals crossing our borders. Oops, must be some corporation's fault.

The only plan she seemed to have was giving us Obamacare — a failed system nearly nobody wants. Was it the Koch brothers who said I could keep my doctor with Obamacare? No ... it was Jeanne Shaheen. What do the people want? Mudslinging or honest solutions? The choice is yours. Choose wisely.

Alan Glassman
Center Barnstead

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 08:12

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We shouldn't select candidates because of party's view of 1 issue

To The Daily Sun,

I just wonder how many of you reading this, know and believe that there are people out there who want to kill us. They want to kill us just because we are Americans. They don't care if you are Christian or Jewish or atheist. They don't care if you are a peaceful Muslim. They just want to kill us because we are not part of their sect. And what do we do? We sit here with our internal warring factions arguing with each other about who can and cannot get married (Frankly Mr. and Mrs. Doe, it's really not going to affect you if Mr. A and Mr. B get married, get over it).

We actually argue about closing our borders (did I mention that there are people who want to kill us?) We take away from our military (they want to keep us from getting killed) and promote an entitlement society, all the while calling each other "doody heads" while we tell our children not to bully each other. I don't know about you, but I see a lot wrong with this picture.

It's time for us to move away from all of this divisiveness and find our common ground. It's time for us to unite under strong leadership rather than running after the leader who gives us the most unearned stuff. It's time to unite under leadership who knows how important it is to protect our constitutional rights. It's time to unite under strong and principled leadership, because if we don't the results could really and truly be catastrophic.

I can understand that we all have our hot-button issues, and maybe some of them are on the Democratic platform and some of them are on the Republican platform. But to select a candidate simply because of their or their party's position on one issue seems a bit extreme to me. So, because of their positions on several issues including, national defense, Second Amendment rights, border security, economy, I'm supporting the candidates who have been there.

I urge you to do the same and cast your votes for Walt Havenstein (Col. USMC, Ret.) for governor, Scott Brown (Col., USA, Ret.) for U.S. Senate and Joe Kenney (Lt. Col., USMC, Ret.) for Executive Council. I hope you will do the same and take advantage of the great opportunity we have to employ these exemplary men.

Hillary Seeger

Meredith

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 08:07

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Please do some homework before next attempt to correct others

To The Daily Sun,

Here, on Wednesday, the very sensitive side of the left makes itself known. Michael Jones objects to my use of the word "stupid." Well Michael, let me say that over the years left-wingers here have called me a racist, a redneck and a knuckle-dragging neanderthal and anything else the paper allowed. So, when I say the letter written by someone was stupid, I consider that pretty mild, thank you.

The particular letter I referred to, once again as the left frequently does, accuses President Bush (43) once again of lying to Congress in order to go to war with Iraq. So let me say again, that is a lie. It has been debunked over and over. But the same writers every few weeks just cannot help pulling that up out of their bag of tricks and restating it. It's the old "tell a lie often enough and people will believe it" tactic.

Just in case you missed it Michael, every prominent Democrat in the months and year before Bush was even elected were on the 6 p.m. news every night telling America "Saddam had weapons of mass destruction." Check on Snoops. So yes, Michael, I said the letter was stupid because telling the same old worn out lie over and over is stupid. If you choose to infer I was referring to the writer of the letter that's your choice.

Maybe you might want to do some homework before your next attempt to correct others, check the facts and history around the subject you choose to take offense about. Perhaps you might even try urging writers on the left to actually use real facts instead of lies?

Steve Earle

Hill

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 08:03

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