Take care of our own people first
Many people in the United States are without adequate food, health care and jobs, especially in West Virginia. Why does President Obama think we need to help Syria with their civil war?
Let's concentrate on taking care of our own people.
Betty C. McClung
Gun stance will be key in coming elections
As the 2016 presidential election approaches and a Senate race here in West Virginia is upon us, they bring a few thoughts to mind.
The gun-control lobby just suffered a solid defeat in Colorado recall elections that were well funded by Mayors Against Illegal guns. The NRA spent less than half and walked away with a win. Politicos on both sides are now at a crossroads with a large number of voters from both parties who tend to vote on this issue alone.
Folks running for national and state offices will now have to answer tough questions from voters. Their response will affect the votes. They will have to have solid positions. Where they stand on concealed-carry permits, so-called "assault weapons," semi-automatic weapons, high-capacity magazines, background checks for private sales and an outright ban will be posed to them. Yes or no will be the best way to answerer most. Just look at Colorado for a lesson on this very subject.
Gun politics will be a deciding factor in many states. Many voters are keenly listening to the people running for office. They will have to have a solid stance, one way or the other. The one thing to think about is that gun owners vote in every election and their vote lies largely with the Second Amendment issue.