guns

Reader Input: Don’t sugarcoat deaths by guns

Four dead and 16 injured at Fort Hood, Texas (Journal, April 3). Gunsmiths and the National Rifle Association tell us every time a mass killing happens, that guns don’t kil ...

Reader Input: Gun look-alikes require rules

C. Richard Dann would have our law enforcement officers respond to threats only if the officer was fired upon or witnessed gunfire (“Only shoot if a valid threat,” Read ...

Reader Input: Citizens: You’re being controlled

If you place a frog in a pot of hot water, he will immediately jump out. However, if you place this frog in a pot of warm water and then slowly increase the temperature, he is &ldq ...

Reader Input: Lawful firearm owners targeted

There are a series of anti-gun bills that have passed in our Democrat-controlled legislature and are headed to the governor’s desk for his signature and into law. Every sin ...

Reader Input: Leave police work to trained officers

In the days of the Old Wild West when citizens were migrating westward before lawmen and judges were available, most men carried an exposed gun in a holster connected to an ammo be ...

Reader Input: Citizens’ academy no police ‘pastime’

In response to Arlene Holm, (“Academy story sick, appalling,” Reader Input, April 19): I’m currently attending the 2013 Auburn Citizens Awareness Academy, and I ...

Reader input: Go after the drug industry

I’ve been reading the pro and con about gun control, being pushed as the answer to all the killings over the past several years. Now I see the cartoon by Jerry Holbert (Visua ...

Reader Input: What happened to fist fights?

My dad was a cattle rancher and I grew up with guns and enjoyed hunting, but what happened to the simple fist fight? In my experience, combatants didn’t reach for guns. (With ...

Reader Input: US electorate gutless on guns

Shameful indignation again! One of the biggest threats to our democracy is the ability to intimidate, buy off, or otherwise discourage proper response from our elected officials. ...

Reader Input: US Senate’s gun vote shameful

I want to applaud Rosalie Wohlfromm for her letter calling out the United States Senate for their shameful vote against universal background checks on the sale of all guns in this ...