Duffy

Enforce gun laws

The first weekend of August was not a good weekend in the United States. El Paso – 22 dead, 24+ injured. Dayton – 9 dead, 27 injured.

What you don’t hear is the weekend Chicago had, 7 fatalities, 55 people shot. It was the worst weekend of the year, so far. The Mt. Sinai Hospital stopped accepting patients.

And let’s not forget Baltimore. They had their 200th murder for 2019, on track for 300 plus.

The Brady Handgun violence Prevention Act, passed in November 1993 (Clinton Administration) makes it illegal to possess a firearm if a person:

1. Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;

2. Is a fugitive from justice;

3. Is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (marijuana as defined by the federal government, not California);

4. Has been adjudicated as a mental defective or committed to a mental institution. (can’t do this one, it stigmatizes people);

5. Is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States;

6. Has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;

7. Having been a citizen of the US, has renounced US citizenship;

8. Is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such partner.

9. Has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

We don’t need red flag laws, we just need to use the ones we currently have. Gun laws can work, if they are enforced.

Greg Carlson

Rosamond

Quit resisting

The resistance to President Trump continues.

The liberals don’t like lower taxes, border security, lowest unemployment in years, the destruction of ISIS and a strong military.

Maybe I see it all wrong and they’re right ... not! P.S. I have no evidence against the Clintons.

Gerardo Hernandez

Palmdale

Living in a world

of Twitter

On August 7, Donald Trump, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley visited the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton Ohio in the wake of the Sunday massacre in which nine people were killed and 27 were injured.  

Brown and Whaley, both Democrats, were complimentary of Trump after their joint hospital visit.

Brown stated he was “received well by the patients,” and that he “did the right things.”  Whaley declared that the victims were “grateful” to see the president, and that he was treated well by the victims.  

Nevertheless Trump Tweeted that both Brown and Whaley “misrepresented” the reception he received from the victims and that they both were disgraceful politicians, just politicizing this mass shooting.

Naturally, Brown and Whaley were surprised by Trump’s statements. Whaley observed that the president “lives in his world of Twitter.”  

It seems that Trump has to attack people even when they are trying to be nice.

Ralph S. Brax

Lancaster

It’s getting worse

Another year is upon us and public education is becoming a byproduct of education.

It’s more important that kids enjoy their time at school, get free lunches,  a nurturing teachers that puffs up their self esteem and gives students inflated grades they certainly don’t deserve.

Kids with bad attitudes who really don’t want to learn much can now tell conscientious teachers who want to actually teach to @#*@ off, and they won’t get suspended or kicked out of school. For lousy conduct.

School districts today want to reduce their suspension/expulsion rates because discipline statistics casts a ad shadow on the district and school districts don’t get any money if kids are booted out of school.

Instead of kicking troublemakers out of school so good kids can learn, rebellious rapscallions who disrupt the learning environment get counseling, psychological help and something they call intervention.

Teachers need discipline in order to teach the Masses of kids marching through their classes. From what I heard, schools are cranking out kids who only have rudimentary education.

I’m retired now, but if I was to go back into the classroom today, I doubt if I’d last one day as a substitute teacher. Nearly every school district in our liberal state has a rough time finding substitute teachers. Wonder why?

I wish I was wrong about all the aforementioned problems in our public schools, but unfortunately, it’s true. Public education at the secondary level won’t get better until it gets so bad that cops will be at every campus to keep the peace.

Dennis Tope

Tehachapi

Continuing coverage

I enjoy and appreciate your continuing news, expose? Of the “gang of three” AVUHSD, but I wonder that you don’t give more publicity to the petition to remove them? It is in operation I think. I for one, wouldn’t hesitate to go to a sign-up location and put my name down as supporting getting rid of them.

Bob Younker

Lancaster

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