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  • Pick Any Other Day For Advocacy

    To the Editor:

    I firmly believe in our Second Amendment rights. I also come from a family of gun-owners and believe that, in certain circumstances, guns can absolutely save lives. However, the recent news of multiple organizations hosting “Guns Save Lives Day” on December 14th, of all days possible, is extremely worrisome. It seems like no fluke that they would happen to choose this particular day (of the 365 they could have chosen from).

  • First Selectman Calls Planned ‘Guns Save Lives Day’ Disrespectful, Insensitive

    The Second Amendment Foundation, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and DefendGunRights.com have announced they will join together with other groups to sponsor Guns Save Lives Day on December 14, the first anniversary of 12/14, “because crazy people, criminals and gun control extremists prefer unarmed victims,” the trio of organizations announced by way of a joint press release on October 10.

  • Meeting The Challenge Of Gun Violence

    To the Editor:

  • Gun Control Advocates Exploit Sandy Hook

    To the Editor:

  • Signs Of Love, Signs Of Freedom

    To the Editor:

  • 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

    To the Editor:

  • 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.