Negativity sets a bad example
Stop the negative campaigns, please. I would think that Superintendent Heather Fiorentino, as the leader of the Pasco School District, would concentrate on making a positive appearance in everything she does.
Does she not realize that students can read? Does she not realize that she is teaching our students that it is okay to be negative?
As a parent and grandparent, I would love to see all negative campaigning come to a complete halt. Get real people. Talk about yourselves and your qualifications for the job you are seeking. Or, keep your mouth shut.
Jeanie Germain, Dade City
Pasco deputies search for gunman | Aug. 9 article
Secondary arms market troubling
The NRA has worked vigorously for an armed society and now it looks like it has succeeded. Armed men held up and robbed a convenience store in Dade City and robbed customers as well. But this time, as a tribute to the quest for an armed society, the store clerk fired at the armed robbers. Apparently, no one was killed — this time.
This Dade City incident is emblematic of the larger picture that creates an armed society: Citizens use guns to defend themselves, and those legally prohibited from owning firearms are armed to the teeth. The under-age drug dealer, the convicted felon, the person with outstanding arrest warrants are all prohibited from owning firearms, but they are armed to the teeth.
Why does this happen? Because we allow people to buy guns on the secondary market and to buy them without a criminal background check (except at retail gun stores.)
A recent visit to a gun show in Pasco revealed, that except for one or two sellers, the dealers were selling firearms on a cash and carry basis. Is this what we really want? Selling firearms like we sell bread or soda at the local store?
Tom Burke, Clearwater
Endorsements are part of politics | Aug. 9 letter
Bunting backed for right reasons
Who is Marion Hammer? Marion Hammer represents a splinter group of the NRA. She endorsed Steve Simon for all the wrong reasons.
The elected officials who endorsed Bill Bunting did so for all the right reasons.
Dennis Bonfiglio, Hudson