Opinion Line Extra (Jan. 12)

01/12/2013 12:00 AM

01/11/2013 6:30 PM

Andrew Cherlin missed two major points in his commentary “Good jobs, not just values, key to marriages” (Jan. 10 Opinion). Government cannot legislate values, and education is essential to a successful life. What a waste of $150 million in 2005.

A crane collapse in New York City injured seven people. Cranes should be banned, just like guns.

Will the NRA ask the GOP to fund an extra 200,000 police officers for our schools?

Kids play video games where the winner is the one who uses his rifle to kill the most people. In just a few years, those kids will be old enough to buy their own AK-47 assault rifles. Scary, isn’t it? It’s not the guns, folks, it’s the violent video games.

It is hypocritical that we have so many who support having a gun-toting militia, despite the fact that we have never been invaded, but that only 1 percent have the courage to actually serve in the real military.

How deafening would the public outcry be if the same number of Americans perished in air travel as are murdered by handguns and assault rifles each year? Would members of Congress or the heads of the NRA take the bus instead of flying?

You’re finally getting it. Seat belts don’t save lives. The person who fastened the seat belt is who saved the life.

Seat belts do not save lives unless a person uses them. Guns do not kill people without being used by a person. Let’s try to get some better analogies, please.

Seat belts actually save lives only when used correctly, as do guns.

Here is how gun mentality works: When disaster strikes, I’ll make sure my gun is bigger than yours. I’ll blow a hole in the side of your house and take your stuff anyway.

If you think for one minute that Obama and the Democrats are done increasing taxes on all of us, you are dead wrong. They are and will be just like the Carpenters song “We’ve Only Just Begun.”

Sincere apologies to women and children of the world. Be forewarned if friends or relatives of yours are terrorists. You shouldn’t live or associate with these people lest you get hit by the same U.S. drone strike.

Americans in general want Congress to work together. But many do not want Obama’s policies, and so Republicans who support them will be toast.

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