Headline sums up WVU's performance
After Syracuse crushed West Virginia 38-14 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, the Weirton Daily Times out of West Virginia had the headline "WVU loses bowel."
It may not have been a typographical error, as West Virginia really did stink up the place.
Kenneth L. Zimmerman
Huntington Beach, Calif.
Guns do save lives and prevent crime
According to noted criminologist Dr. Gary Kleck of Florida State University, every year about 650,000 Americans employ legally owned firearms to thwart criminal assault. Government figures from the National Survey of Criminal Victimization report 100,000 uses a year of guns in self-defense against crime -- the vast majority of these being the display of weapons to deter or dissuade.
Therefore, regardless of studies one can site or numbers reported, firearms do save lives and, in many instances, crime is prevented and the lives of the perpetrator and the intended victim are spared.
That is a very positive statistic. In fairness, the liberal media should be less biased and show more objectivity in what it reports. Yes, firearms can kill, but that must be qualified first in relation to how they are used. To murder is to kill in the commission of a crime, to kill in self-defense is self-defense. There is a big difference.
To defend is to protect and hopefully save lives, and that is a noble thing. Statistics show the number of people killed by knives, blunt objects, hands and feet are 20 times greater than the number of people killed by rifles.
Please, folks, let us put things in perspective.
Von Albert Ehman