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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Common sense

February 8, 2014

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To the editor:

I worked at the post office back when the phrase “going postal” became widespread. There was a reason it did: Several well-publicized mass shootings in post offices.

It took them a while to catch on, but eventually Congress prohibited guns in post offices. And in recent years, shooters have favored theaters, schools, churches and other targets-of-opportunity instead.

It seemed like Congress was showing common sense. Turns out it was all part of the socialist plot to steal our Second Amendment rights.

To the postal reorganization bill currently before Sen. Tom Carper’s Homeland Security committee, Sen. Rand Paul has added an amendment to allow guns in post offices. No wonder Sen. Paul is a Tea Party favorite.  He obviously feels, as they do, that the country’s peace and safety are most secure in the hands of heavily armed, irrational people.

Thank goodness Kansas government uses common sense and tries to serve and protect citizens. Right ?

Comments

Scott Burkhart 2 months ago

Let me understand this. Are you saying that the laws forbidding a gun in the post office are better at deterring gun violence than laws for murder? Well, there you go everybody. Liberalism at its core. Results mean nothing it is only about intent. Unbelievable.

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Beator 2 months ago

I thought it was postal employees were the ones going postal?

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Brock Masters 2 months ago

No law or sign prohibiting guns is going to stop an "irrational" person from bringing a gun into the establishment and using it to murder innocent people.

I can respect differing opinions, but look down upon those that try to make their point by disparaging another with lies as the LTE writer did when he suggested Paul supports irrational people being heavily armed.

Why not state your opposition to the bill, without resorting to lies?

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Matthew Herbert 2 months, 1 week ago

In your own letter you mention how shooters have targeted schools. How is that possible if guns are banned in schools? Certainly a paper law and a sticker on the door saying "No Guns" is an effective deterrent to criminal activity. You make the same Utopian mistake so many others make in creating legislation- you forget that criminals, by their very definition, break laws.

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