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Gun warning
is off target
I like guns, and always have. Many of my lifetime’s hundreds of aimed shots have reached their intended targets (except, maybe, for crossing ducks). Even now that my days as an active hunter are past, I value my guns, as they remind me of so many pleasant days afield.
So it was a jolt, lately, to hear an impressive speaker say, in deep convincing tones: “Don’t vote for Democrats. They want to take our guns away!”
Hey, I thought. Can this be so? My guns are part of me, sort of. I’d better check into this. So, what does the N.C. Democratic Party (in its official platform) actually have to say about it? Well, this is it: “This party fully supports the sanctity of the Bill of Rights … and supports efforts to increase safety and education in the handling and ownership of firearms and strict enforcement of existing firearm laws.”
That’s all.
Studying these words as closely as I can for threats to my guns or those of any other law-abiding citizens, I just can’t find any. So it looks to me like this assertion that Democrats are after our guns is just another load of election year … uh … malarkey.
ó Dick Taber
Salisbury
A cheaper way to improve schools
I would like to tell the Rowan-Salisbury School System how to save $23,800 (on an initiative to make schools more “customer friendly”). Go down to Shive Elementary School. I can’t think of anything that school could do to improve its friendly staff. You guys have got to be the best the county has. My hat is off to the Stingers!
ó James and Patricia Lowery
Granite Quarry

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