Gazette urged to endorse Hagel
Chuck Hagel's foreign policy positions pretty much match those of The Charleston Gazette. He will face stiff opposition by the War Party because of his views. He will need the support of both West Virginia senators.
Will The Charleston Gazette endorse and support Hagel, despite his being a Republican?
I hope so.
David N. Ryan
The right to keep and bear arms
Once again guns are to blame for the crime in this nation. Guns do not have minds, fingers, or the ability to walk or run, the person who holds such a weapon is responsible for the shootings.
We who choose to have a firearm in our home or on our person are covered by the Second Amendment of the United States of America, not only to protect ourselves against anyone who tries to do us with bodily harm and our own government. Let us get it straight, this is a power play. "We The People" know it, and you know it, too.
Now what would you tell this mother of two about this: An Atlanta mom took matters into her own hands on Friday when confronting an intruder. The unidentified woman hid with her 9-year-old twins in a crawlspace as a man broke into her house and began rummaging through it. The alleged burglar, Paul Ali Slater, eventually found the family's hiding space, but not before finding himself staring down the barrel of a .38 revolver. The woman fired six shots, five of which hit Slater in the face and neck, but he managed to flee after the family and ran to a neighbor's house. She did not have the right to protect herself and her children? Three people saved and one dumb jerk in the hospital, because he chose the wrong house.
Milagros J. Lyons