Letter to the Editor

A swing and a miss

Friday, February 16, 2018

Dear Editor,

How appropriate in a sad way. (Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act to create debate), editorial Monday, Feb. 12, 2018)

Now that you have pointed out the racial component in gun-related deaths, how exactly does the racial component enter into the perpetrators of mass shootings in America play out?

How appropriate that you will also be citing numbers from your poll and will no doubt do another poll to see how we in Southwest Nebraskans compare with the rest of the 80-90 percent of Americans that want stricter background checks.

See, you look practically prophetic. Now please don't be so predictable. It is incredibly non-stimulating when everyone agrees with everyone. People disagreeing politely are how ideas evolve, and in my opinion, doing things the same way we did for years and years is not sustainable. In business or socially.

Bruce Hoffman

McCook, Neb.

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  • Stricter background checks are not going to solve this issue. Medical professionals reporting unstable people quickly, government updating the system, families watching their own, public paying attention to their surroundings and speaking up, being more proactive when they see something wrong either in public or on social media. It takes more than just blaming the "system". It takes a community. Also, no one can blame the gun. It take a finger to pull that trigger.

    -- Posted by Rural Citizen on Fri, Feb 16, 2018, at 1:33 PM
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