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Don't control guns; monitor people
Monday, February 4, 2013
Guns do not need control. There is no record that any gun has ever acted. A gun is only a machine. Left alone, it is peaceful and inert. No gun ever comes to life unless a human uses it.
We need to start serious talks to find ways to learn which individuals need to be watched. OK, more. We need to decide who needs to be monitored: Why? When? How? By whom?
We might decide on a point score as a trigger for action. We’d need different kinds of points (for different reasons). And, of course, clear and careful thought before the invasion of an otherwise innocent person’s privacy (and freedom).
People control is infinitely more important than gun control.
JAMES P. HICKS
March for Life was notably unmentioned
I was one of about 600,000 people who were in Washington Jan. 25 in the annual March for Life, yet there was absolutely no coverage of this in the newspaper. It was so disappointing and unfair, since a much smaller crowd for gun control had almost half a page of reporting.
I am a new subscriber and, so far, have found The Roanoke Times to be fair and balanced.
DR. MAUREEN AARON
A delightful take on dreaded deadlines
Paras Patel’s article about deadlines was sheer poetry (“OnTheEdge,” The Edge, Jan. 30). It was so delightful. He must be a wonderful student. I hope to read more of his work.
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