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Rants & Raves
Rating: 2.29 / 5 (14 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Dec 28 - 06:33

Hot on the gun issue

I am done listening to the National Rifle Association leadership and its phony claptrap about gun rights.

I am sick of innocent victims getting shot down by madmen.

Bring back the assault weapons ban; close loopholes that allow gun sales without background checks; enforce the gun laws that are on the books and make them stronger; and repeal the mindless "stand your ground" and concealed carry laws.

Gun dealers who violate laws should sit in jail for a while and have their license revoked permanently.

Hunters will still be able to hunt, target shooters will still be able to compete and collectors will still be able to collect.

It is enraging that our politicians are led around by the nose by the NRA and create laws to support its destructive agenda. It's sickening that in the last election, $2 billion was spent, most of it on asinine TV commercials and direct mail fliers. Imagine what a fraction of that kind of money could have done for mental health care and enforcement of gun laws.

Sickened by the slaying

What will it take? What more will the victims and their families have to endure before something is done about the selling and purchasing of guns?

Great, we all want and have a right to protect ourselves, our families and our homes, but when guns end up in the absolute wrong hands, many, many, many people suffer. I myself do not own a firearm, nor will I ever. But I can imagine how easy it would be for me to purchase one.

It is harder to get a driver's license or cash, food and medical assistance! Why is it so easy for the average Joe or Jane to purchase a gun?

I am a mother and an instructor. I am absolutely sickened by this slaying at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Everyday that I leave my children at their schools, in the hands of their educators, I worry. With all of this happening in schools, I am even more paranoid.

If I could afford to, I'd homeschool my children. Yep, I'd put them in a bubble, a protective little bubble. I'd probably damage their social lives and ability to fend in the outside world, but at least my babies would be with me.

Bless those who are suffering.

Why did God allow this to happen?

I know that many are trying to figure out why this terrible incident happened in Connecticut.

Many are very sad, and many might not even care. Some blame God, while some say "why did God allow this to happen?"

Allow me to give you the reason. From the very beginning for those who believe in the Bible, that man and woman defied God's commandment by eating the forbidden fruit. The very first act after that was an act of violence, Cain killing his brother Abel.

Since then, man has found new and improved ways of not only killing himself and our own species, but even the species of other life-forms here on this planet.

I do hope this is printed, so that many can learn from this terrible thing and realize we need more of God in us!

I really feel we are very close to the total destruction of mankind, but that will not happen, for the Lord, Himself, will return and put an end to the insanity of mankind.

Thank you for your attention, and please print this, if not anything else.

Melbourne Beach drops the ball again

They messed up Sunset Boulevard for 4 months last year to make it beautiful, and now the plants they planted are out of control, and they are not up-keeping them.

Now, we didn't want this in the first place. They forced us into this, and now they are not going to keep it up. Sunset Boulevard looks like a rat's nest.

Thank you very much to the people who decided to have this work done. You really did a good job, didn't you? You should be proud of yourself for spending our money having this unnecessary project and not even keeping it up.

Fine print will cheat you

Beware on all fine print on anything. Fine print should be outlawed; because every time it is used on anything, it is used mainly to conceal important data that is very important to know to be able to make a wise decision.

On TV commercials, fine print is shown so small and so fast, that even with today's giant TVs, one can never read the entire fine print on the commercials before they are over.

Fine print actually should be in giant print because it is so important.

Outlaw this legal excuse to cheat.

"Oh, sorry, but you didn't read the fine print. Did you?"

And then, you're screwed.

Help with the garbage cans

This is for the person who wrote "Neighbors helping neighbors."

If you call (800) 223-4825, you can get forms from Waste Management that you can fill out in reference to your inability to get your garbage cans out, and you can get help from Waste Management. They will come up and get your garbage cans.

Good luck. I've just checked with them, and I know this is still good.

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