Hypocrisy on gun rights
Letters to the Editor May 6, 2013 5:10PM
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.)
Updated: June 8, 2013 6:19AM
I don’t understand how the NRA can give Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina a grade of “A.” Both infringe on the rights of gun owners by prohibiting concealed-carry in the U.S. Senate. Let’s see if NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre’s claim that “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” works in the U.S. Senate. If it does, then we will all join the NRA. If it doesn’t, then why would the senators think it would work for the entire country?
Bob Barth, Edgewater
Jesse Jackson Jr. faking it
Political correctness requires those in the media to take seriously Jesse Jackson Jr’s bipolar issues. However, those of us in the audience are not falling for this dog-and-pony show. Who wouldn’t crawl into a shell and hide when they know the federal government has them in its crosshairs?
Scott Sinclair, Gurnee
The State Senate has passed a “puppy lemon law” — are they serious? You can return your sick puppy to the pet shop for a full refund. Then what happens to that puppy? What a bunch of idiots in our Senate!
Come on, people, pass a law against selling these pets in stores! All it does is keep “puppy mills” in business and continue the unnecessary suffering. What’s next? Return your baby because you wanted a boy and not a girl?
Cassie Mathis, Lemont
Is it catching?
I wonder if Jesse Jackson Jr’s mental illness is contagious? It looks like his wife, Sandi, caught it from him since she also misspent his campaign fund money.