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December 26, 2012
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Letter: Our children need protection

Our children need protection

A Dec. 16 front page article in The News-Review on Rep. Dennis Richardson discussed guns in our schools.

Richardson is exactly right. We should not send our most vulnerable children into harm’s way and that is exactly what we are doing.

The response from Police Chief Tim George is dead wrong. We must protect ourselves and our children; the police cannot be everywhere. His comment that “Teachers don’t go into teaching to be police officers” is right. But part of their training should include self- and student-defense.

After an atrocity like what happened in Connecticut, we hear all of the same misguided stuff about gun control ad infinitum. As I am sure you know, one definition of insanity is “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Well, the liberals’ ridiculous solutions don’t work and never will for this or any other social and financial problems. Tim George and people like him are partially responsible for these massacres.

William D. Smith


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