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  • Meeting The Challenge Of Gun Violence

    To the Editor:

  • Gun Control Advocates Exploit Sandy Hook

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  • Signs Of Love, Signs Of Freedom

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  • A Slur That We Cannot Let Stand

    To the Editor

    Because of my deep Southern heritage, and knowing the significance behind the term “a Jim Crow,” I was shaking in anger upon reading Bill Stevens’ letter [“Jim Crow Comes To Newtown,” Letter Hive, 8/30/13] regarding our town.

  • Jim Crow Comparison Was Ludicrous

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  • Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

    To The Editor:

     I just finished reading the letter written by Mr Carpenter [“The Holster on my Hip,” Letter Hive, 8/23/13] and found it disturbing. Mr Carpenter states that he is a licensed and responsible gun owner and legally he has every right to carry his gun. I imagine that his choice to carry his gun is making some people extremely uncomfortable and upset.

  • Jim Crow Comes To Newtown

    To the Editor:

    Remember “Jim Crow?”  It was a term used to describe post Civil War laws and ordinances that enabled racial discrimination and segregation, in flagrant violation of the Constitution.  Well Jim Crow has found a new home in Newtown thanks to an invitation from the Newtown Action Alliance, endorsed and signed by First Selectwoman Pat Llodra.

  • Rubbing Salt In Raw Wounds

    To the Editor:

    Thought I could maybe help out Lou Carpenter [“The Holster On My Hip,” Letter Hive, 8/23/13] and others confused about why many of us in Newtown/Sandy Hook might get very upset seeing them open-carry their weapons around town.

    I realize that some of these people might have their heart in the right place and truly may not understand.

  • The Holster On My Hip

    To the Editor:

    There is one other town between my home and Newtown. Through the years, I’ve spent a lot of time in the Newtown/Sandy Hook community, through friendships, work, shopping, dining, and socializing. I too, have personal connections to victims of the senseless tragedy that a madman committed that day.  My prayers, condolences, and best wishes have been, and continue to be offered to those that are suffering from that unthinkable act of  evil and violence.

  • Starbucks Diffuses 'Appreciation Day' Controversy By Closing Newtown Location Early

    A sign posted on the door of Starbucks on Church Hill Road late Friday afternoon acknowledged the “significant passion” on both sides of the gun issue.